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The benefits of a higher minimum wage would be muted if the hike comes on too fast, report argues.
Ontario's inequality situation is "dramatically worse" than Canada's as a whole.
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A $15-an-hour minimum wage will cost the province's businesses billions, a new analysis warns.
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Galen Weston says the company "made no value judgments"
A senior on a fixed income will be affected far more by the increase of $0.50 than someone earning the average Ontario annual income of $50,000.
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Businesses are strongly opposed to the increase, particularly the quick pace of it.
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Ontario has decided to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019. It will become the second province after Alberta to move towards a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The implementation of a higher minimum wage is expected to affect workers and businesses differently.
Minimum wage workers in Ontario will be earning 31.5 per cent more by 2019 for doing the same jobs they are today. Not surprisingly, many business owners are concerned about the implications this massive increase in their costs will have on their business.
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Ontario's premier also announced that part-time workers will get equal pay for doing work equal to full-time staff.
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Some businesses are feeling sticker shock.
Ontario's minimum wage is tied to the rate of inflation.
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How is it that people with higher wages deserve an increase, but those at the bottom do not? It is hard to believe the Panel suggests that people living in poverty, unable to pay rent, buy food, or heat their house are reaching a 'minimum standard of living'.
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If the government is serious about tackling Ontario's youth unemployment and fostering job creation, then it should steer clear of future minimum wage increases regardless of what formula the advisory panel recommends. The reality is that increasing the minimum wage will actually reduce job opportunities and not alleviate poverty.