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

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

The Globe and MailOntario Tories raised more than $16.1-million in political donations in 2016The Globe and MailOntario'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 ...and more »

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

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

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

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

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

TVOSupporting Ontario's cities means someone needs to raise taxes, and it should be Kathleen WynneTVOOntario'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 ...and more »

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

Businesses Warn $15 Minimum Wage Means Higher Prices, Lost JobssatPRnews (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 ...and more »

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

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

rabble.caRaising minimum wage good for business growth, advocates sayrabble.caBusinesses 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 ...and more »

Mixed reviews on wage hike - Chatham Daily News;

Mixed reviews on wage hike - Chatham Daily News

Chatham Daily NewsMixed reviews on wage hikeChatham Daily NewsA 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 ...and more »

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

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

Toronto StarProgressive Conservative's Patrick Brown warns $15-an-hour is too much, too soonToronto StarBrown 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 ...and more »

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

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

Huffington Post CanadaSmall Businesses Can Survive Ontario's New $15 Minimum WageHuffington Post CanadaI'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 ...and more »

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

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

Farms.comMinister Leal says agriculture will 'encounter challenges' due to wage increaseFarms.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.and more »

Premier Kathleen Wynne - The Barrie Examiner;

Premier Kathleen Wynne - The Barrie Examiner

The Barrie ExaminerPremier Kathleen WynneThe Barrie ExaminerThere'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 ...and more »

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

Minimum Wage Increase Anticipated to Have Negative Effect onHospitality-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 ...and more »

Patrick Brown underestimates the power of social conservatives - Troy Media;

Patrick Brown underestimates the power of social conservatives - Troy Media

Troy MediaPatrick Brown underestimates the power of social conservativesTroy MediaTORONTO, 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 ...and more »

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

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

Globalnews.caCOMMENTARY: We need good jobs Ms. Wynne, not higher wages at the drive-thruGlobalnews.caThe 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 ...and more »

YOU SAID IT: Minimum wage increase divisive - Belleville Intelligencer;

YOU SAID IT: Minimum wage increase divisive - Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville IntelligencerYOU SAID IT: Minimum wage increase divisiveBelleville IntelligencerBELLEVILLE - 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 ...and more »

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

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

TheChronicleHerald.caWALKOM: Wynne's precarious workplace reforms fall painfully shortTheChronicleHerald.caGive 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 ...and more »

Minimum wage jumping to $14 in 2018, $15 in 2019 - Cambridge Times;

Minimum wage jumping to $14 in 2018, $15 in 2019 - Cambridge Times

Cambridge TimesMinimum wage jumping to $14 in 2018, $15 in 2019Cambridge TimesMinimum wage in Ontario will jump to $14 an hour starting this January and up again to $15 an hour in 2019, announced Premier Kathleen Wynne. The significant boost to minimum hourly wages, currently set at $11.40 an hour, was rolled out this week as ...and more »

Minimum wage hike a 'balancing act' for region - CBC.ca;

Minimum wage hike a 'balancing act' for region - CBC.ca

CBC.caMinimum wage hike a 'balancing act' for regionCBC.caThe province's plan to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019 is being viewed as a generally good thing, but needs to be balanced with the potential negative consequences especially for small businesses, critics say. And some analysts believe the ...and more »

Low wage earners praise minimum wage hike while businesses express concern - Yahoo News Canada (blog);

Low wage earners praise minimum wage hike while businesses express concern - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Yahoo News Canada (blog)Low wage earners praise minimum wage hike while businesses express concernYahoo News Canada (blog)Lower wage earners in Windsor are excited by the minimum wage boost announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, but some Windsor businesses are concerned what it might do to their bottom line. "We have (more than) 300 man hours here a week ...and more »

Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour - Wawa-news.com;

Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour - Wawa-news.com

Wawa-news.comOntario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per HourWawa-news.comOntario is proposing the largest increase to the minimum wage in the province's history, raising it to $15 per hour, as part of a plan to create better jobs and fair workplaces. This will give more than a quarter of employees in the province a pay ...and more »

Highlights of Ontario's planned changes to labour laws - Canadian Employment Law Today

Highlights of Ontario's planned changes to labour lawsCanadian Employment Law TodayCanadian Occupational Safety magazine brings you daily news, advice and information from across the country and around the world. Check in daily to find out what's new in OHS news. See More ▷. Videos. Browse dozens of OHS videos, including ones ...and more »