Ontario NDP criticizing minimum wage change

The New Democrats are using the Wynne government's latest announcement of an increased minimum wage to hammer the Liberals for not doing enough.

The government issued a release yesterday noting the minimum wage will rise to 11 dollars and 60 cents this fall as part of a previously planned increase.

But New Democrat MPP Cindy Forster issued a counter release saying the minimum wage should be boosted to 15 dollars an hour.

Labour Minister Kevin Flynn's statement says the increase builds on progress the government has already made to boost income for workers.

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