Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
The Canada Workers Benefit provides cash transfers to working Canadians below a certain income.
The B.C. government wants to raise the province’s minimum wage from $11.35 to $15.20 by 2021.
Closely linking January’s job losses to the Wynne government’s minimum wage hikes without recognizing other causes creates a dangerous precedent.
The PC platform promises to maintain the 20 per cent minimum wage hike implemented by the Wynne government.
Minimum wage workers typically aren’t middle-aged.
Some businesses are reducing employee benefits and cutting work hours.