Alberta's provincial government has dramatically increased personal and corporate income taxes.
In reality, 50 per cent of minimum wage earners in Alberta live with parents or other relatives.
In Canada, the Alberta government put forth its own plan for a $15 minimum wage by 2018.
In B.C., the vast majority of minimum wage workers live with their parents or other relatives.
Most Canadians who earn the minimum wage are not “poor,” and most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage.
In reality, hardly anybody in Canada is trying raise a family on the minimum wage.
In a recent interview, Premier Rachel Notley seemed to hint that the Government of Alberta could slow its plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 if the economy remains weak.
Today, the Alberta government is hiking the minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20, as part of its plan to raise the rate to $15 per hour by 2018.