Some companies may move jobs from Ottawa to Gatineau, but the numbers will be very small, economist says
Some Tim Hortons franchises have faced significant backlash after cutting paid breaks and forcing workers to cover some of benefits to compensate for the minimum wage jump.
Ontario premier accuses Tim Hortons' founders' children of bullying employees over minimum wage hike
Owners of two franchises say the reduction in benefits is aimed at offsetting the $2.40 hourly rate jump.
To offset minimum wage hike, several Tim Hortons franchises owned by children of chain's co-founder reduce employee benefits
Nationally, Bank of Canada estimates 60,000 jobs will be lost due to pay increases across the country
Ontario will slash small business taxes and offer millions in incentives aimed at easing the transition to an increasing minimum wage as the province's Liberal government heads for a spring election.
Increase would be phased in gradually and would rise with inflation, as scheduled, from $11.40 currently to $11.60 in October, to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018 and $15 the following year.
Municipality has more than 2,800 employees currently making less than $15 per hour
Minimum wage is currently set to rise from $11.60 in October to $14 in January, and $15 in 2019.
Ontario's third-largest grocery chain said it "will spare no effort" to manage higher labour costs.
Proposed legislation would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, require equal pay for part-time workers and expand personal emergency leave.