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Time to rethink using the minimum wage as an anti-poverty tool in Ontario

It’s unclear whether Doug Ford’s PC government will maintain last January’s increase from $11.60 to $14.


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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.


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Minimum wage hike wrong way to support single parents

For many young people, a minimum wage job is a first step on the economic ladder.


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Raising B.C.’s minimum wage wrong way to help working poor

In B.C., more than 55 per cent of all minimum wage earners are between the ages of 15 and 24.


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The unintended consequences of a $15 minimum wage

A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.


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Minimum wage—good intentions not good enough

After Seattle’s minimum wage increased to $13 per hour, the total number of low-wage jobs declined by 6.8 per cent.


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Most minimum wage earners in Ontario are not the primary or sole earner in their household.