Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Who earns the minimum wage in Ontarioand would increasing it help the provinces most vulnerable workers? New study coming Tuesday, June 19

TORONTO, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, June 19, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on the minimum wage in Ontario.

Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14 in January, and many groups—including the official Opposition—have called for further increases to $15 next year.

Increasing the Minimum Wage in Ontario: A Flawed Anti-Poverty Policy spotlights whether or not minimum wage increases help the working poor and reveals who actually earns the minimum wage in the province.

A news release with additional information will be issued via GlobeNewswire on June 19 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies
Fraser Institute

Ben Eisen, Director, Ontario Prosperity Studies (in Toronto)
Fraser Institute

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
Bryn Weese, Media Relations Specialist
Fraser Institute
Tel: (604) 688-0221 Ext. 589
E-mail: bryn.weese@fraserinstitute.org

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