The minimum wage going up in Ontario has had an unexpected impact on injured workers.
Advocate Steve Mantis told a pre-budget committee that the government should be forward thinking of how changes impact everyone.
"Most of them are deemed to at least be able to work a minimum wage. If you're unemployed, you're seeing your benefits reduced even further, because of the changes in minimum wage."
Mantis says he's in favour of the increase in wages, but notes more needs to be done for injured workers who rely on benefits.