Pricey beer, expensive burgers and slow service? Blame Wynne, says bar owner - CBC.ca

The owner of a downtown London, Ont. bar says that increases to minimum wage in his province could mean pricey beer, expensive burgers and slow service. The Ale House on Dundas Street has a large sign outside warning customers that the bar can't ...

Ontario Tories raised more than $16.1-million in political donations in 2016 - The Globe and Mail

Ontario's Progressive Conservatives raised more than $16.1-million through political donations in 2016, a record haul that far outstripped the governing Liberals as the parties prepare for next year's election. Kathleen Wynne and the long-governing ...

Illinois House passes $15 minimum wage bill - Northwest Herald

As of Jan. 1, the minimum wage in Illinois could increase to $9 an hour – and continue to rise from there. The Illinois House of Representatives approved a five-year incremental increase of the minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour to $15 an hour ...

Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, ensure equal pay for part-time workers - Nanaimo News NOW (press release)

TORONTO — Ontario will increase minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next 18 months as part of sweeping changes to labour laws, the province's Liberal government announced Tuesday, satisfying a long-standing demand of left-leaning voters one year ...

Supporting Ontario's cities means someone needs to raise taxes, and it should be Kathleen Wynne - TVO

Ontario's towns and cities are facing an infrastructure crisis, and are desperately short of cash to address it. (Dominic Chan/CP). Ontario's municipalities are going to go over a budgetary cliff in the next decade unless they get unprecedented levels ...

Businesses Warn $15 Minimum Wage Means Higher Prices, Lost Jobs - satPRnews (press release)

/EINPresswire.com/ — TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 31, 2017) – Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how businesses would react to a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. In a survey of 1,030 North ...

Raising minimum wage good for business growth, advocates say - rabble.ca

Businesses have nothing to fear about the government's proposal to hike minimum wage to $15 an hour, say some Ontario small businesses and worker advocates. The provincial government announced proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act ...

Mixed reviews on wage hike - Chatham Daily News

A provincial government plan to hike the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 is drawing mixed reviews. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Tuesday that the increase will be phased in gradually. It will rise with inflation from $11.40 currently to $11 ...

Progressive Conservative's Patrick Brown warns $15-an-hour is too much, too soon - Toronto Star

Brown says the relatively sudden imposition of a $15-an-hour minimum wage does not give proper notice to job-creators. Ontario Provincial Conservative Leader Patrick Brown: “Do I think we should have a 32 per cent increase immediately without a ...

Small Businesses Can Survive Ontario's New $15 Minimum Wage - Huffington Post Canada

I've always believed that anyone who is prepared to work full time should be guaranteed a life outside of poverty. As an employer, I've learned that money is an excellent lubricant for life. Employees who are properly compensated and alleviated from ...

Minister Leal says agriculture will 'encounter challenges' due to wage increase - Farms.com

"Our government recognizes that people across Ontario are feeling less secure, that some are no longer able to count on their job to provide for themselves and their family and that many workers are in unstable positions with unreliable hours or pay.

Premier Kathleen Wynne - The Barrie Examiner

There's no definitive answer whether raising Ontario's minimum wage is good for employers, their workers or even the province's economy. Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to increase the minimum wage from $11.40 an hour now to $14 in January and $15 in ...

House OKs minimum wage hike to $15 an hour over five years - LaSalle News Tribune

The Illinois House has approved a proposal that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years. House lawmakers voted 61-53 Tuesday. Democratic state Rep. Will Guzzardi of Chicago says the plan would help working people make ...

House OKs $15 an hour minimum-wage hike - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

SPRINGFIELD — A bill to raise the state minimum wage has advanced during the final days of the legislature's spring session, but it's not clear whether Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature will grace the bill if it reaches his desk.Senate Bill 81 ...

Minimum Wage Increase Anticipated to Have Negative Effect on - Hospitality-Industry.com (press release)

TORONTO, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the Wynne government announced a monumental change to the wage structure in Ontario. Effective January 1, 2018, minimum wage will be increasing from $11.40/hour to $14.00/hour, a 22.8% increase. Then on ...

Patrick Brown underestimates the power of social conservatives - Troy Media

TORONTO, Ont., May 31, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown's hopes of winning a majority government next year are fading fast. His problems are rooted in 2015, when Brown, a backbencher in Stephen Harper's ...

COMMENTARY: We need good jobs Ms. Wynne, not higher wages at the drive-thru - Globalnews.ca

The Mainstreet Research poll found the provincial Liberals have a 42 per cent lead in Toronto, but support for them outside the downtown core is crumbling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick ...

Illinois Seeks 20 Percent 'Privilege Tax' on Financial Advice - PJ Media

The word "privilege" is starting to cause a visceral reaction in me. Class warfare is alive and well, legalizing theft is an increasingly popular idea, and criminalizing expertise is called "progressive." The state of Illinois is considering a whopping ...

YOU SAID IT: Minimum wage increase divisive - Belleville Intelligencer

BELLEVILLE - Facebook followers of The Intelligencer are divided over news of the provincial government increasing minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019. Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Tuesday and was immediately met with a mixed ...

WALKOM: Wynne's precarious workplace reforms fall painfully short - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Give one cheer for Premier Kathleen Wynne's workplace reforms. They promise to do something to alleviate the problems posed by precarious work. But overall they fall painfully short. So far most attention has focused on the Ontario Liberal government's ...