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The $15 minimum wage lives on at some small businesses : A scrapped bill would have boosted base pay in Ontario on Jan. 1 - these companies saw the upside and aimed for that target anyway

Jan 01, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Despite intense pressure to keep costs low, HotBlack Coffee on Toronto's bustling Queen Street West will raise its wage for new employees to $15 on Jan. 1, the day Ontario's minimum wage would have risen from $14 to $15 under previous government legislation. The shop is among a small group of Ontario businesses planning to stick with rules from the Liberal government's Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, even though they are no longer obligated to do so.

Raising wages is not an...