Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
For every 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage, youth employment drops by three to six per cent.
Statistics Canada looked at the impact of aging on labour market participation rates.
Most minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
Notley government faces a budget deficit of more than $10 billion.
The vast majority of minimum wage workers—85 per cent—do not live in low-income households.
Labour market performance has been extremely weak since the last recession.
In reality, 88 per cent of minimum wage earners in Canada do not live in low-income households.