minimum wage hikes

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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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Grits and Tories both wrong on Ontario minimum wage policy

Many minimum wage workers would likely not benefit from the PC income tax exemption plan.

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On B.C.’s minimum wage, good intentions are not enough

The B.C. government wants to raise the province’s minimum wage from $11.35 to $15.20 by 2021.

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What to make of Ontario’s January job losses

Closely linking January’s job losses to the Wynne government’s minimum wage hikes without recognizing other causes creates a dangerous precedent.