It’s unclear whether Doug Ford’s PC government will maintain last January’s increase from $11.60 to $14.
For many young people, a minimum wage job is a first step on the economic ladder.
The Canada Workers Benefit provides cash transfers to working Canadians below a certain income.
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
In fact, 60 per cent of minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
In 2013, 30 per cent of households earning $27,000 or less had to devote 10 per cent or more of their expenditures to energy.