Many minimum wage workers would likely not benefit from the PC income tax exemption plan.
Ontario plans to hike the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to, on average, a three to six per cent decline in youth employment.
Premier Kathleen Wynne plans to increase Ontario’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next 18 months.
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.
In Ontario, 69 per cent of part-time workers work part time by preference or due to lifestyle choices.