Higher minimum wages typically mean fewer jobs, especially for young people.
minimum wage hikes
It’s unclear whether Doug Ford’s PC government will maintain last January’s increase from $11.60 to $14.
Raising Ontario’s minimum wage is an ineffective way of fighting poverty because it fails to target the people who need help the most.
For many young people, a minimum wage job is a first step on the economic ladder.
In B.C., more than 55 per cent of all minimum wage earners are between the ages of 15 and 24.
Many minimum wage workers would likely not benefit from the PC income tax exemption plan.
The Canada Workers Benefit provides cash transfers to working Canadians below a certain income.