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What is the Right Minimum Wage for Atlantic Canada?

February 16, 2018 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Increases in the minimum wage, toward  $15/hour in Ontario and Alberta, are stirring debate about the right level and the impacts of minimum wages. While the Atlantic provinces have some of the lowest minimum wage rates in Canada, they have some of the highest minimum wages relative to overall earnings in the economy. What is the right way to set minimum wages, and how important are overall wage levels and the structure of the economy for this discussion? Do they matter, when less than 7% of Atlantic employees receive the minimum wage?

APEC has assembled a panel of informed speakers to share their insights, evidence and perspectives on questions such as:

  • Why do we need a minimum wage and who benefits?
  • How should it be set?
  • What is the right level for the minimum wage in Atlantic Canada?
  • Should the Atlantic provinces have a common minimum wage?

Come join us for an informative discussion on these questions.

Panelists
Finn Poschmann, President & CEO, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Jordi Morgan,Vice President, Atlantic Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Christine Saulnier, Nova Scotia Director,Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 


Agenda
7:45 am Welcome and breakfast
8:00 am Panel discussion
9:00 am Event concludes



Cost
$75 APEC Members
$95 Non Members 


 

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