A decision to raise the minimum wage in Ontario is getting mixed reviews.
Anti-poverty activists say the raise to $11.00 an hour isn’t enough.
The idea to index raises in the minimum wage to inflation is being met with criticism from the business sector.
Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece believes businesses will just raise prices to make up for the increased cost:
The MPP says the government isn’t focused on the right problem:
Pettapiece believes the blame for the loss of well-paying jobs in the province rests on the Liberal government:
He dismisses the notion that international free trade agreements have anything to do with the job losses:
The new minimum wage comes into effect on June 1st.