Ontario’s Liberal government is raising the minimum wage to $11 an hour, promising annual increases will be tied to the rate of inflation, but critics say it’s not enough to lift workers out of poverty.
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the 75-cent-an-hour hike Thursday — the first minimum wage increase in the province since 2010 — calling it a “fair adjustment” that reflects the rise in the Consumer Price Index . . .
Anti-poverty activists and unions have been demanding an immediate increase to a $14-an-hour minimum wage, but the government has said that would hurt businesses and end up reducing jobs.
The Canadian dollar, the “Loonie”, is worth about 0.89 U.S.
So, that’s a Minimum Wage of about $9.79 in U.S. currency per Hour.