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Ontario minimum wage will rise to $14, but not yet

Nearly 500,000 of the lowest paid workers in Ontario find out today how much of a raise they'll get this year when the Liberal government unveils the new minimum wage.

Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi says the government will not immediately hike the rate to $14-an-hour as anti-poverty groups have demanded.

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Government sources say there will be a catch-up increase to add the annual inflation rates for the past four years to the (Canadian) $10.25 an hour minimum wage.

Anti-poverty activists have been pushing the province for an immediate jump in the minimum wage to 14 dollars an hour, but Naqvi that would be “too much” for businesses to handle. (The Canadian Press)

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