Manitoba raises minimum wage
WINNIPEG – Minimum wage earners in Manitoba have received a small pay raise. As of October 1, 2015, the mandatory minimum was increased 30 cents from $10.70 per hour to an even $11.00 per hour.
Manitoba’s Minister of Labour and Immigration, Erna Braun said, “The Manitoba government has increased the minimum wage every year since 2000, and this most recent increase builds on our efforts to improve the lives of working people and their families… Helping to put more money in the pockets of workers helps to keep our economy prosperous, so families can continue to build futures right here in Manitoba.”
Manitoba’s new minimum wage makes it the fourth highest among other Canadian jurisdictions. The 2.8 per cent increase this year is the largest jump since minimum wage rose by 5.3 per cent in 2011. Since 2001, the general rate of pay has gone up from $6.25 per hour to the current rate of $11.00 per hour, an increase of 83 per cent in 14 years.
Trish Olimpo wins Miss Debutante 2015
L-r: Jenica Reyes, Miss Debutante 1st Runner-up; Trish Olimpo, Miss Debutante 2015;
and Samantha Bautista, 2nd Runner-up. Photo by AJ Batac
WINNIPEG – The Miss Debutante 2015 Finals and Coronation Night was held on Sept. 19, 2015 at the Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg.