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Manitoba’s premier says minimum wage must stay competitive

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Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson is hinting at an increase in the minimum wage. At a meeting of western premiers in Regina, Stefanson says Manitoba has fallen behind other provinces and is going to take steps to address that – May 27, 2022

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson is hinting at an increase in the minimum wage.

At a meeting of western premiers in Regina, Stefanson says Manitoba has fallen behind other provinces and is going to take steps to address that.

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Stefanson did not go into detail, but her Progressive Conservative government has served notice of a bill on minimum wage that is to be put before the legislature as early as Monday.

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Saskatchewan recently announced an increase to its minimum wage for the fall, which would leave Manitoba with the lowest minimum wage in the country.

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Manitoba currently increases its minimum wage every year in line with inflation, and is currently scheduled to raise it to $12.35 an hour in October.

Saskatchewan is raising its minimum to $13 an hour this fall and to $15 in 2024.

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