LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Jan. 1: The Employment Standards Board recommended a 30¢ minimum wage increase to $11.55 to take effect on April 1, 2018.
Jan. 11: Men replacing men. Women’s groups are disappointed that the recent cabinet shuffle didn’t include the addition or promotion of a woman. PEI thereby retains the dubious distinction of having the lowest percentage of women of any cabinet in the country at 2 in 11. Female under-representation is just as acute among PEI’s MLAs.