Minimum Wage Ontario
Ontario premier defended her government's minimum wage hike at a volatile town hall meeting.
Human interaction is complex and includes intangible elements such as morality, honour and benevolence.
Of the hundreds of studies conducted on the employment effects of a minimum wage increase, the majority find no evidence of significant job losses.
Manufacturing's decline has taken a toll.
In 1997, one in 40 Ontario workers was working for minimum wage. Today, it's one out of every eight. That's according to
Minimum wage jobs are not only for the after-school crowd of kids looking for spending money, but also an entry into the workforce for immigrants, recent graduates and many others who can only find part-time work and need to hold down two or three jobs to survive. Across Canada, minimum wage ranges from $9 an hour in Alberta to $11 in Nunavut, while in most provinces it is set at $10. Unifor's recent submission to Ontario's Minimum Wage Panel Review should be required reading for all of them. Consider the following facts.
Canada’s provincial minimum wages range between $9.95 and $10.54 per hour these days, considerably higher than the U.S.’s