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Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30799612@N03/6964550182/">Ontario Chamber of Commerce</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne. Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario minimum wage goes to $11, pegged to inflation

The provincial minimum wage will rise to $11 an hour starting on June 1, and future increases will be tied to the rate of inflation.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the $.75-an-hour hike yesterday -- the first minimum wage increase in the province since 2010.

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Anti-poverty activists and unions have been demanding an immediate increase to a $14-an-hour, but Wynne says that's too big a jump for businesses to absorb all at once.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says her party will look at the Liberal plan to index future increases in the minimum wage to the CPI. (The Canadian Press)

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