Economic group says raising Maritime minimum wage would cause problems

According to the the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, increasing the minimum wage would likely worsen youth unemployment.

AIMS believes that boosting that, prices low-skilled persons out of work and reduces the opportunity for training and experience for young people.

Dr. Navarro-Genie of AIMS; says the Maritimes should “reduce the barriers to employment, raise the basic tax exemption; and let the private sector in Atlantic Canada do what they are best suited for: creating wealth and jobs.