Reactions to the minimum wage increase in Ontario keep coming in.

A divide has emerged, with anti-poverty groups on one side saying the jump to $11.00 isn’t enough, and some businesses on the other side taking issue with the idea to index future increases to inflation.

Yasir Naqvi is Ontario’s Minister of Labour.

He says it’s a fair decision that’s in line with what the people of Ontario want:

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In an interview yesterday Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece told us that the government should be focused on creating well paying jobs instead.

Naqvi counters by saying raising the minimum wage is just one part of the economic plan:

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The new minimum wage rate comes into effect on June 1st.