Ontario to Boost Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Ford Says

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a property   briefing successful  Toronto, Oct. 22, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a property briefing successful Toronto, Oct. 22, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

Premier Doug Ford says Ontario volition summation the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

He says the wage, which is presently $14.35, volition summation connected Jan. 1.

Ford’s Progressive Conservative authorities cancelled a scheduled summation from $14 to $15 that was expected to hap successful 2019.

The erstwhile year, the Liberal authorities astatine the clip bumped the minimum wage up from $11.60 to $14 an hour, and businesses complained astir the velocity with which that emergence happened.

The Ford authorities said that summation was a batch for businesses to absorb, truthful they were cancelling the adjacent scheduled summation to $15 to let companies to drawback up.

Increases since past person been tied to inflation, and the astir caller summation connected Oct. 1 was 10 cents.

The Canadian Press

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