The B.C. government wants to raise the province’s minimum wage from $11.35 to $15.20 by 2021.
Closely linking January’s job losses to the Wynne government’s minimum wage hikes without recognizing other causes creates a dangerous precedent.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.