Something to look forward to come 2018, Ontario might have minimum wage raised to $15 an hour. Labour groups are campaigning to persuade Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government that a higher minimum wage is what Ontario workers need. And we definitely can agree there! it seems everything in Ontario is going up in price except minimum wage! we don’t know how the government expects single people to survive with the cost of everything raising, For post people it takes two paycheck’s to afford rent, but that does not also factor in insurance,gas,groceries and other bills. This is why so many people in their late 20s and 30s still live at home with their parents.
With Ontario’s current minimum wage at $11.40 an hour, after a 15-cent increase last fall. The minimum wage now rises yearly, following a Wynne campaign promise in the 2014 election. The highest current minimum wage among the provinces is Alberta at $12.20 and hour, and Rachel Notley’s NDP government is promising to raise it to $15 an hour by 2018. Ontario NDP party leader Andrea Horwath has publicly declared her support for a $15 minimum wage. “If the Liberal government won’t do it, then Ontarians will have an opportunity in two years to elect [ a government ] that will,” she said.
Ontarians have high expectations that this government is going to do the right thing