National Column: Starting salary for top CEOs? $2,489 an hour

It’s three minutes to 11 in the a.m., the first working day of the new year. You are about to purchase your second cup of coffee. There you are, standing in line, counting nickels. Perhaps you are contemplating the runaway costs of the seasonal festivities just past. […]


Province to raise minimum wage this fall

The province will move closer to its goal of a $15 minimum wage this fall with a $1 increase Oct. 1 bringing the minimum wage to $12.20. A second increase of $1.40 will take place Oct. 1, 2017, bringing minimum wage to $13.60. Additionally, the current liquor server rate will be removed Oct. 1 of this year. […]


Government to hold minimum wage consultations over next month

The government says it will listen to employers and employees on how to move forward with changes to the minimum wage, and are planning focused consultations with key stakeholders, including employers, social service organizations, and low-income earners, over the next month. […]


CFIB launches petition to stop minimum wage increase

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched an online petition to stop the minimum wage hike recently passed by Alberta’s NDP government. The petition looks to capture Alberta independent business owners’ reaction to the government’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. […]

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Minimum wage to increase in September

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Approximately 26,000 Albertans will see their paycheques increase this fall after the province raises the general minimum wage Sept. 1. At that time, the minimum wage will rise from $9.40 to $9.75 per hour, an increase of approximately 3.5 per cent. There will be no change to the liquor server minimum wage, which will remain at $9.05 per hour… […]