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Ontario minimum wage hike: Good idea, bad execution | Stuart Rudner

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:33 AM | By Stuart Rudner

Is a 20 per cent increase in the minimum wage good for the economy, or a devastating blow to some businesses that will lead to the elimination of large numbers of jobs? On one hand, individuals should be paid a living wage. On the other, an increase in your hourly wage is meaningless if your hours are cut, or your job is eliminated altogether. As is usually the case, there is no simple answer. The problem may not be the fact that the minimum wage was...