Ontario's minimum wage increases to $8

Raise marks a 25-cent hike, much less than the $2 increase activists wanted
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/16/2007

Ontario's labour minister confrimed that starting next month the province's lowest paid workers are getting a 25-cent-an-hour raise.

As of Feb. 1, the minimum wage in Ontario will increase from $7.75 an hour to $8, announced Steve Peters.

"We are providing Ontario's lowest-paid and most vulnerable workers with the fourth increase in the minimum wage in four years," Peters said in a statement.