The youth employment rate fell by a full point in Ontario between late 2017 and early 2020.
minimum wage hikes
The Horgan government raised the province’s minimum wage to $14.60.
We can debate public policy issues without hurling wild accusations like “social murder” at those with whom we disagree.
Higher minimum wages typically mean fewer jobs, especially for young people.
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.