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

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

CBC.caPricey beer, expensive burgers and slow service? Blame Wynne, says bar ownerCBC.caThe 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 ...and more »

$15 minimum wage bill passes Illinois House of Representatives - Mic;

$15 minimum wage bill passes Illinois House of Representatives - Mic

Mic$15 minimum wage bill passes Illinois House of RepresentativesMicFight for $15 activists march through Chicago on May 23 to call for a higher minimum wage. Source: Eric Lutz/Mic. The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would gradually raise the state's $8.25-an-hour minimum wage to $15 an ...and more »

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 »

Illinois House passes $15 minimum wage bill - Northwest Herald;

Illinois House passes $15 minimum wage bill - Northwest Herald

Northwest HeraldIllinois House passes $15 minimum wage billNorthwest HeraldAs 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 ...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 »

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

House OKs minimum wage hike to $15 an hour over five yearsLaSalle News TribuneThe 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 ...and more »

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

House OKs $15 an hour minimum-wage hikeChicago Daily Law BulletinSPRINGFIELD — 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 ...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 »

Minimum Wage Increase Will Lead to Fewer Part-Time Jobs - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Minimum Wage Increase Will Lead to Fewer Part-Time JobsCanada NewsWire (press release)TORONTO, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Ontario's decision to increase the minimum wage well beyond the rate of inflation will lead to fewer jobs in the convenience sector. The jump to $15 dollars per hour jeopardizes jobs in the province, and ...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 »

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

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

PJ MediaIllinois Seeks 20 Percent 'Privilege Tax' on Financial AdvicePJ MediaThe 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 ...and more »