Job losses resulting from minimum wages disproportionately affect the most vulnerable members of the workforce.
An estimated 1.2 million people aged 18 to 24, living with their parents in households with income of at least $100,000, received the GST credit in 2021.
By making labour more expensive, the minimum wage reduces employment.
Sixty per cent of the bottom 20 per cent of taxpaying families with children now pay $233 more (on average) in federal income taxes.
Minimum wage increases can lead to employment losses for the least advantaged members of the labour force.
More than half of Canadians earning the minimum wage are between the ages of 15 and 24.
The restaurant industry has suffered enormously from the pandemic and government restrictions.
B.C. could fund independent schools like they do public schools or offer vouchers.