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[HR] Ontario Govt. Cancels Minimum Wage Increase to $15 in January 2019

The Ontario government has announced that the minimum wage in Ontario won’t be going up to $15 an hour in 2019 after all. Labour Minister Laurie Scott has said, that while the new minimum wage won’t be rolled back, it will remain at $14 an hour and wont be increasing to $15 an hour, when the new year (2019) rolls in.

The increase, which would have taken effect on January 1, 2019 was announced back in May of 2017 as part of then-Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. (Bill 148)

Phase one of the program came into effect at the beginning of 2018, when Ontario’s minimum wage jumped from $11.60 to $14 per hour. This minimum wage increase was among other provisions meant to better protect workers in the province, as part of Bill 148.

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