02/13/2018

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.

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