Many politicians and interest groups advocate a rapid increase in the minimum wage in the name of social justice. Yet this ignores the results of past experiments. Ontario’s new Minister of Labour, Laurie Scott, pushed back by cancelling the increase to $15 planned for January 2019, and by stating that the minimum wage should be determined “by economics, not politics.” Subsequent increases will be set based on the annual change in the cost of living. This is a reasonable compromise, which will avoid further harming workers at the bottom of the ladder, and more specifically the young.
The announcement of the elimination of 2,500 jobs at Bombardier in Quebec.
July 31, 2018 | 43 min. 38 sec. | Isabelle l’été (98,5FM) Interview and phone in show (in French) with Marcel Boyer, […]
July 31, 2018 | 9 min. 37 sec. | Breakaway (CBC Radio) Interview with Marcel Boyer, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the MEI, […]
July 27, 2018 | 20 min. 23 sec. | Maurais live (CHOI-FM) Interview (in French) with Marcel Boyer, Distinguished Senior Fellow at […]
The OECD’s portrait of Canada’s economic situation is somewhat calamitous.
July 26, 2018 | 10 min. 31 sec. | Style libre (Ici Radio-Canada) Interview (in French) with Marcel Boyer, Distinguished Senior Fellow […]
July 26, 2018 | 16 min. 53 sec. | La Commission Gendron (CHIK-FM) Interview (in French) with Marcel Boyer, Distinguished Senior Fellow […]
July 26, 2018 | 10 min. 27 sec. | Drainville PM (98,5 FM) Interview (in French) with Marcel Boyer, Distinguished Senior Fellow […]
The real or perceived shortage of labour is a theme that comes back again regularly in the news. This spring, the Quebec government published its labour strategy for 2018-2023, one of the objectives of which is simply to have enough workers. The document, however, had nothing to say about a major historical phenomenon, namely the “disappearance” of Quebec’s youth over the past three and a half decades.