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.
Between now and 2019, Ontario will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The minimum wage will increase by more than 30 per cent in less than a year-and-a-half.
In fact, 60 per cent of minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.
Minimum wage hikes result in low-skilled workers being less likely to find employment at an automatable job.