Many minimum wage workers would likely not benefit from the PC income tax exemption plan.
minimum wage hikes
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.
The Wynne government increased Ontario’s minimum wage sharply by 21 per cent.
Some businesses are reducing employee benefits and cutting work hours.
Rather than name-calling, Premier Wynne should take responsibility for her government’s minimum wage policy
Advisory panel warned the Wynne government that businesses would do exactly what they’re doing now.
The Brown-led PCs would move to a $15 minimum wage over a four-year period.