Ontario Sheds 50k Part-Time Jobs Amid Rising Minimum Wage
Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News
Are part-time jobs going extinct in the province of Ontario?
In January, the economic engine of Canada hiked the minimum wage 20 percent to $14 per hour. In that same month, Ontario lost more than 50,000 part-time jobs – it only gained 8,500 full-time positions. This means there were 46,100, or 3.4 percent, fewer part-time gigs last month than the same time in the previous year.
Is there a correlation between the minimum wage hike and the evisceration of part-time posts?
Ontario Economic Development Minister Steven Del Duca scoffed at the suggestion, espousing the same old Liberal Party talking points.