Key provisions of the bill went into effect April 1. The minimum wage was raised to $14 an hour from $11.60 earlier this year and set to climb to $15 in January. Ford announced to the legislature that the minimum wage would be held at $14 per hour and the rest of the bill would be eliminated.
Ford, a progressive conservative, became premier in June. Bill 148 was passed last year under the liberal party. Ford claims the bill has cost Ontario 60,000 jobs. However, the Ottowa Sun reports employment overall between the bill’s passage and this past August has grown to 8.4 million jobs from 8.2 million.