Ontario to keep minimum wage increase

McGuinty backtracks, says minimum wage will increase to $10.25 in 2010
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/07/2009

Bowing to public pressure, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says next year's minimum wage increase will go ahead as scheduled.

Last week, McGuinty told a group of business leaders in Ottawa that Ontario may put next year's minimum wage increase on hold because of the poor economy. However, the province would go ahead with this year's increase from $8.75 an hour to $9.50 an hour on March 31.

McGuinty said the worsening economy would make the government reassess its position next year regarding increasing the minimum wage to $10.25 an hour.