Isn’t it true that the majority of Alberta’s low-wage workers are teenagers or young people with few financial responsibilities?


No. Most Albertans earning less than $15 an hour are the over the age of 25 and are the heads of households or their spouses. The majority of these workers are women and 16,000 of them are single parents. Even if the low-wage workers in question are young, so what? Just because they’re young doesn’t mean that employers should be allowed to exploit them. And being young doesn’t automatically mean that they don’t have financial responsibilities.