Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
Some businesses are reducing employee benefits and cutting work hours.
The Brown-led PCs would move to a $15 minimum wage over a four-year period.
Between now and 2019, Ontario will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The minimum wage will increase by more than 30 per cent in less than a year-and-a-half.
In fact, 60 per cent of minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.