Ontario raised its minimum wage by 21 per cent—from $11.60 to $14 per hour.
Employment growth has been lopsided, with the GTA and adjacent areas reaping most of the benefits.
Minimum wage workers typically aren’t middle-aged.
Rather than name-calling, Premier Wynne should take responsibility for her government’s minimum wage policy
Advisory panel warned the Wynne government that businesses would do exactly what they’re doing now.
Only surprises have real effects, Friedman argued, but their effects last only until people realize what’s going on.
Between 2005 and 2015, the manufacturing sector’s share of employment in Ontario fell from 16.7 per cent to 10.7 per cent.
Other regions created new jobs on net, but those were almost entirely offset by other regions shedding jobs.
The thrust of a lot of policy these days is to keep people working.
Job-creation in London, Greater Sudbury and Thunder Bay was negative.