Every province in Canada is trying to find the right balance with the minimum wage, but the issue particularly challenging for Atlantic Canada.
This region has long suffered high unemployment and low wages, a combination that cripples efforts to keep young people at home.
Meanwhile, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia intend to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the next two to three years. It’s seen by many as a reasonable living wage.
But it creates a major concern in this region for governments and businesses.