Ontario’s minimum wage hike will mean fewer opportunities for vulnerable workers

Premier Kathleen Wynne has confirmed her government will dramatically increase Ontario’s minimum wage. The wage floor currently stands at $11.40 per hour and will rise to $15 by 2019. All told, this represents a 31.6 per cent increase in the minimum wage in just two years.Premier Wynne claims hiking the minimum wage—along with other changes to labour laws—will mean Ontario workers will have the opportunities they deserve. But in reality, it will make it harder for inexperienced and low-skilled workers to find employment and therefore hurt many workers the government seemingly wants to help.Minimum wage increases have significant well-documented negative

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