Congratulations all you minimum wage earners who saw a 2.2-per-cent salary bump on Sunday to $10.96 an hour from $10.72.

Or better put, condolences.

Unfortunately, a more dramatic hiking of the minimum wage may not be the perfect, simple solution some believe it to be.

It is for that reason there is legitimate debate over NDP leadership hopeful Ryan Meili’s call to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour within two years.