Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
The minimum wage will increase by more than 30 per cent in less than a year-and-a-half.
The Atlantic provinces comprise four of the five lowest ranked Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions.
Minimum wage hikes result in low-skilled workers being less likely to find employment at an automatable job.
The Wynne government plans to raise the minimum wage to $15.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to up to a four per cent drop in teen employment.
Twenty Canadian studies find that minimum wage hikes reduce employment opportunities for young workers.
Less business investment means lower productivity for workers, which means lower wages.