Excluding Canada and the U.S., the average annual economic growth rate for the other five G7 countries over the past 20 years is 1.28 per cent.
Closely linking January’s job losses to the Wynne government’s minimum wage hikes without recognizing other causes creates a dangerous precedent.
Over the past decade more Ontarians have left to live in other provinces than have moved here from elsewhere in the country.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.
Four CMAs saw their employment shrink, and they were all in Ontario.
Other regions created new jobs on net, but those were almost entirely offset by other regions shedding jobs.
Job-creation in London, Greater Sudbury and Thunder Bay was negative.