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:
Come join us for an informative discussion on these questions.
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
7:45 am Welcome and breakfast
8:00 am Panel discussion
9:00 am Event concludes
$75 APEC Members
$95 Non Members