In reality, 50 per cent of minimum wage earners in Alberta live with parents or other relatives.
Seattle’s minimum wage increase has hurt job prospects, and failed to produce higher earnings, for low-wage workers.
In Canada, the Alberta government put forth its own plan for a $15 minimum wage by 2018.
While it might not appear so, a higher minimum wage is effectively a tax.
Study found that increasing the minimum wage reduced the employment rate among low-skilled workers by 5.6 percentage points.