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Manitoba Consulting on Future Minimum Wage Increases

September 29, 2016 11:12 AM | News

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is turning to citizens and business owners on new ways to approach the minimum wage.

A recent report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business calls on the province to freeze minimum wage at $11.

“Employers and workers across Manitoba are directly impacted by changes to our province’s minimum wage,” said Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen.

“Our government welcomes the input of all Manitobans as we consult on an approach to minimum wage in our province that will ensure we are well positioned to grow our economy, increase employment and allow Manitobans to keep more money in their pockets.”

The province has also asked for input from the Labour Management Review Committee, made up of representatives of business and labour.

Opposition NDP MLA Tom Lindsey says without a raise in the minimum wage this year, inflation will cut about $400 from a minimum-wage earner’s spending power.

Manitobans can provide pre-budget feedback to the province through a new website, YourProvinceYourPlan.ca.