Most minimum wage workers are aged 15 to 24.
Ontario’s hourly wage floor will climb from $11.40 today to $15 in 2019.
For every 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage, youth employment drops by three to six per cent.
The vast majority of minimum wage workers—85 per cent—do not live in low-income households.
Some recipients may decide not to work for minimum wage.
In reality, 88 per cent of minimum wage earners in Canada do not live in low-income households.
Living wage law may lead to higher municipal taxes or reduced spending on other services.
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.