In Ontario, 69 per cent of part-time workers work part time by preference or due to lifestyle choices.
Population is not growing, employment is shrinking, and new investment spending has shrunk.
Some recipients may decide not to work for minimum wage.
The Five Solitudes of Ontario: A Regional Analysis of Labour Market Performance in Post-Recession Ontario
The new NDP government in Alberta has indicated that it will aggressively increase the province’s minimum wage from $10.20 to $15 per hour over the next three years.