Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today an increase to the minimum wage,

bringing it to $11/hour effective June 1. She also promised to introduce legislation that will tie future

increases to the cost of living. The Poverty Task Force joined the chorus of labour and community groups

calling for an increase to the minimum wage and although pleased to hear it will be indexed annually to

the cost of living, the PTF is disappointed that the rate remains low. ³A small increase to the minimum

wage is better than no increase, but this move should not be confused with an effective strategy to reduce

poverty,´ says Sheila Cranmer-Byng, Coodinator of the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty