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November 15, 2018  

Ontario to announce tax exemption for low income workers in fall fiscal update: sources

Workers earning less than $30,000 will no longer have to pay provincial income tax starting next year.

News Government General
October 3, 2018  

Premier Doug Ford vows to scrap key Liberal labour reform legislation

Bill 148 mandates equal pay for part-time and temporary workers doing the same job as full-time employees and increases vacation entitlements.

News Government General
September 27, 2018  

Ontario government to halt minimum wage hike set to kick in next year

Minimum wage will remain at $14 an hour rather than rising to $15 as planned by the previous Liberal government.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 4, 2018  

On Labour Day, two Quebec parties promise $15 dollar minimum wage

Parti Quebecois and Quebec solidaire compete for votes with a raise from the current $12.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 3, 2018  

Busting the minimum wage myth

Studies show raising it actually eliminates employment opportunities.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2018  

Ontario Liberals, PCs both wrong on minimum wage policy

A better plan would be a work-based subsidy that provides a cash transfer

News Government Manufacturing General
January 29, 2018  

Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate hike

Aphria says the 21% jump from $11.60 to $14 per hour adds another $600,000 to its annual wage costs.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 15, 2018  

Ontario stepping up enforcement to protect worker rights

Government is making sure new worker rights under its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs are followed.

Insight Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 10, 2018  

Who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?

Government generally has little or no understanding of how small businesses operate.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 10, 2018  

Rising minimum wages could speed up automation, not relocations: labour leaders

Union leaders argue higher wages will ultimately help businesses as low income earners increase spending.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 22, 2017  

Ontario reforms labour laws, boosts minimum wage to $15 in 2019

Businesses say the increase is too fast and will lead to job losses, but reform poplar with labour.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 22, 2017  

Fight for $15 minimum wage has businesses, economists question economic impact

Research suggests mass layoffs and other detrimental effects could be part of the fallout.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

Small business tax cut never promised to offset minimum wage hike: Wynne

Says the government will have to assess the impact of the wage increase as it continues to roll out.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 15, 2017  

Ontario offers small businesses relief to ease higher minimum wage

Corporate tax rate for small businesses will fall fa percentage point to 3.5%, plus other inducements.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 27, 2017  

Business coalition urges spanning minimum wage hike over five years

TD reports says $15 minimum wage could cost Ontario up to 90,000 jobs.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
September 20, 2017  

Unintended and painful, consequences of a $15/hr minimum wage

Government-mandated increases tend to lead employers to reduce worker count.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 13, 2017  

Hootsuite CEO warns of threat to innovation; unions laud closing of tax loopholes

Ryan Holmes says proposed changes to small business taxes could prevent Canada from becoming a hotbed for technology giants.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 16, 2017  

NDP commits to raising BC minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021

Province plans to establish a commission to create a plan that raises the rate without hurting businesses.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 31, 2017  

Wynne promises unspecified relief for businesses amid planned minimum wage hikes

Businesses complain a 32% increase in less than 18 months will be tough to absorb.

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July 10, 2017  

Ontario seeks public input on $15 minimum wage

Many businesses are opposed to the wage hike, showing particular issue with the pace of its implementation.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
June 28, 2017  

Minimum wage hike ignores impact of Artificial Intelligence

Beyond the politics, there is much more to minimum wage hikes than just wanting to provide the working class with better wages.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
June 1, 2017  

Business leaders concerned about promises in BC NDP-Green agreement

Promises to hike the minimum wage and carbon tax could further jangle investor nerves.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 31, 2017  

Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019

Other changes include equal pay for part time workers, increased vacation entitlements.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 30, 2017  

Wynne government to announce Ontario labour laws update today

Business groups will also learn if minimum wage is going up to $15/hour.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 24, 2017  

One-third of Ontario’s 6.6M workers vulnerable, says workplace report

Business owners warn of a negative impact of changes on economic recovery that could lead to job cuts.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 1, 2017  

Minimum wage workers say they’re surviving rather than living

Economist says minimum wage needs to be evaluated within the greater context of salaries in the region.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 13, 2016  

Alberta puts $15/hour minimum wage in 2018 regulations

Rate first increases to $12.20 an hour in October, $13.60 in 2017.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 5, 2016  

BC’s minimum wage will rise to $11.25/hr by Sept. 2017

Currently lowest in Canada; business groups concerned about covering the hike.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 3, 2016  

Minimum wage hikes do little to reduce poverty

Fraser Institute study finds most such earners don’t live in low-income households.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Production
December 17, 2015  

Higher minimum wage in Alberta could mean more job losses: CFIB

Alberta’s NDP government has maintained it would hike minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
July 16, 2015  

Lobby group launches petition against minimum wage hike in Alberta

NDP have pledged to raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 30, 2015  

Alberta increases minimum wage by $1 to $11.20 an hour

Vaults from one of lowest minimum wage payers to one of highest.