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Thinking about minimum wage increases in Alberta: Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally

Document type Report
Author C.D. Howe Institute
Author Marchand, Joseph
Date 2017
Pages 20 pages
URL https://www.cdhowe.org/sites/default/files/attachments/research_papers/mixed/Commentary_491.pdfRaising the Minimum Wage: Misguided Policy, Unintended Consequences

Abstract

Alberta's move to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018 could lead to the loss of roughly 25,000 jobs. Alberta, being a boom and bust economy, would be better off taking current and future economic conditions into account when considering any future increases to its minimum wage.