The provincial government increased Manitoba's minimum wage by 25 cents to $10.70 per hour on October 1, 2014. Manitoba’s minimum wage is increasing far faster than economic conditions warrant. In the last ten years the minimum wage increased by 48% while inflation increased by only 18%. Manitoba continues to have the second highest provincial minimum wage in Canada.
CFIB’s inaugural Manitoba Municipal Spending Watch report shows Manitoba’s 24 largest municipalities unnecessarily spent $412 million in 5 years.
For the first time since 2000, CFIB met with Manitoba’s Premier to discuss the key concerns of your business. Premier Selinger met with CFIB President Dan Kelly, Prairie Vice-President Marilyn Braun-Pollon and Manitoba Director Elliot Sims to discuss important issues.