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Monday, October 01, 2012 

Did The Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Board Recommend Increase To Province's Min Wage OR Is Brad Wall Just Making Things Up As He Goes Along?

The Province of Saskatchewan has a Minimum Wage Board that reviews and makes recommendations to the Provincial Cabinet concerning minimum wages.

Brad Wall has recently come under criticism for having the lowest minimum wage in Canada. Economist Erin Weir (who is a candidate for the leadership of the provincial NDP) recently co-authored an article with Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president, Larry Hubich.pointing this out.  

Just a few days later, Premier Brad Wall's government announced that they had raised the minimum wage in an attempt to end the embarrassment to our supposed 'booming' Saskatchewan economy.

But here's the BIG question ... (a question that the 'Wall friendly' Regina Leader-Post didn't ask): "Did the Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Board recommend this quick increase or is Premier Brad Wall just making stuff up as he goes along"?

Special Note to Saskatchewan Ministerial Assistants who will be reading this ... Minister Morgan made reference in the Leader-Post article to  .. "The Minister's Advisory Committee on labour legislation review also strongly supported an increase" - That is NOT the Minimum Wage Board!

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