“We have fallen behind.” Kathleen Wynne
After four years in office, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne has announced that Ontario will:
- raise the minimum paid vacation from two to three weeks for all workers in Ontario with five or more years at the same job;
- increase the minimum wage from $11.40 to $15 per hour;
- make it easier for workers to join unions.
Recently Wynne also announced that Ontario would mandate seven paid “emergency days” per year for all Ontario workers.
These measures will be introduced to the legislature in fall 2017.
The next election is June 7, 2018.
Wynne announced on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning on May 31 that the minimum wage will be increased to $14 on January 1, 2018 and $15 on January 1, 2019.