Ontario hiking minimum wage

Rises to $7.15 in February, will hit $8 per hour by 2007
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/05/2004

Ontario’s new Liberal government is hiking the province’s minimum wage for the first time in nine years.

Labour Minister Chris Bentley said the wage will rise 30 cents an hour to $7.15 on Feb. 1, 2004.

“It is time for Ontario’s lowest-paid and most vulnerable workers to receive a fair increase in their earnings,” said Bentley. “By delivering this positive change, we are providing an opportunity for all to benefit from Ontario’s economic prosperity.”