Raising Ontario’s minimum wage is an ineffective way of fighting poverty because it fails to target the people who need help the most.
The Canada Workers Benefit provides cash transfers to working Canadians below a certain income.
The PC platform would not reduce the sky-high top marginal rate facing highly-skilled workers.
Increased government transfers make families more reliant on government.
Effect of Federal Income Tax Changes on Canadian Families Who Are in the Bottom 20 Percent of Earners
Premier Kathleen Wynne plans to increase Ontario’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next 18 months.
Most minimum wage earners in Ontario are not the primary or sole earner in their household.
In reality, 88 per cent of minimum wage earners in Canada do not live in low-income households.