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— Jun 20, 2018
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Time to rethink minimum wage as an anti-poverty tool in Ontario

Raising Ontario’s minimum wage is an ineffective way of fighting poverty because it fails to target the people who need help the most.

— Jun 19, 2018
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Increasing the Minimum Wage in Ontario: A Flawed Anti-Poverty Policy

Increasing the Minimum Wage in Ontario: A Flawed Anti-Poverty Policy finds that raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Ontario because the vast majority of minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households. In fact, nearly 60 per cent of all minimum-wage earners in the province in 2017 were teenagers or young adults aged 15 to 24, almost all of whom (86.3 per cent) lived with their parents or other relatives.

— Mar 21, 2018
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Help the working poor with targeted benefits, not misguided minimum wage hikes

The Canada Workers Benefit provides cash transfers to working Canadians below a certain income.

— Nov 29, 2017
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Ontario PC tax plan falls short

The PC platform would not reduce the sky-high top marginal rate facing highly-skilled workers.

— Nov 8, 2017
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Trudeau government tax policies hurting families striving to join middle class

Increased government transfers make families more reliant on government.

— Nov 8, 2017
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Effect of Federal Income Tax Changes on Canadian Families Who Are in the Bottom 20 Percent of Earners

Effect of Federal Income Tax Changes on Canadian Families Who Are in the Bottom 20 Percent of Earners finds that the federal government’s tax changes, implemented since the 2015 election, have raised income taxes for the majority (61 per cent) of taxpaying Canadian families in the bottom 20 per cent of earners, which includes families with children with incomes up to $66,448.