New Brunswick increasing minimum wage

New Brunswick will be increasing the minimum wage to $7.75 and will continue to review the wage at least once a year to bring the wage in line with standards of living. (Read more on CBC, "N.B.'s minimum wage to increase by 50 cents".) Although after the hike, New Brunswick will no longer have the lowest minimum wage in Canada, some advocates say it still does not account for inflation or for a decent standard of living. Read a CCPA report from March 2007, Bringing Minimum Wages Above the Poverty Line (in PDF) that shows provincial governments have allowed the value of minimum wages to be eaten away by inflation for too long.