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Oh Canada

Why do Canadians need a minimum wage increase, they have free health care.



The Canadian job market has never lost more part-time jobs - ever - than in January...


Canada's unemployment rate rose to 5.9% as total job losses for January dropped the most since 2009, but it was the 137,000 collapse in part-time jobs that stands out.

So what is driving this collapse?

Simple - Minimum Wage Hikes In Ontario.

Ontario raised the minimum wage 21 percent to C$14 ($11.26), making it the highest in Canada.

And as Reuters reports, the steep minimum wage increase that went into effect on Jan. 1 in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has had a rocky start as some employers cut workers’ hours and benefits to reduce its impact on the bottom line.