The Ontario government will increase the minimum wage to $10.25 an hour by 2010, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.Not only is this overdue, but it's especially amusing given that when it was just the NDP pushing for it, the Liberal bloggers screamed about how ignorant the NDP was and how this would crush small business.
The newspaper reported that the increase will be unveiled in the provincial budget on Thursday, after weeks of campaigning on the government from the New Democrats and poverty activists.
They had been lobbying for an immediate hike to $10 an hour from the present $8 an hour.
Instead, the wage will be bumped up over the next three years, sources told the Star.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
A raise for me, an I didna do nuthin
...this makes me smile: