Doug Ford got it wrong twice on the minimum wage - 2019-04-04

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F94.png Doug Ford got it wrong twice on the minimum wage April 4, 2019, Editorial, Toronto Star

Ask Premier Doug Ford why he entered politics and he'll recite two oft-repeated reasons: to "help the little guy" and to find efficiencies to reduce Ontario's deficit. Well, so much for that.

According to a report this week by the province's Financial Accountability Officer, Ford failed on both fronts last September when he axed a planned hike to the minimum wage from $14 an hour to $15. Not that he wasn't warned by the experts. But, as usual, he didn't listen. Now everyone is paying the price. How?

At the time, Ford swore, with no evidence to back up his claim, that minimum wage earners would be better off under a low-income tax credit he was introducing than if they received a $1 raise.

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