September 10, 2018 - Alberta’s minimum wage will increase to $15 on October 1 — the highest rate in Canada. The provincial government argues the increase — the third in as many years — will benefit workers and businesses alike, but not all owners agree.
“Businesses telling us that they’re going to take steps in order to try and survive the issue of increasing prices, the [issue] of reducing staff, reducing staff hours, reducing benefits — those are all things that businesses told us that they were going to do."
“This is another increase that’s going to make it much more difficult to survive for a number of them,” - ACC President & CEO Ken Kobly
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Read: ACC Policy Brief | Impacts of Significant Minimum Wage Increase