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higher minimum wage could hurt working Ontarians

The vast majority of minimum wage workers—85 per cent—do not live in low-income households.

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For the vast majority of Canadians living in low income, their experience is temporary as they are able to transition out quickly.

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Most Canadians who earn the minimum wage are not “poor,” and most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage.

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As the federal government contemplates a national “poverty reduction strategy,” a better and more complete understanding of the state of poverty in Canada is required.