Ontario PC leader Doug Ford’s big campaign promise for minimum wage workers, announced this week, is to offer them an income tax credit.

Ford is pitching this as relief for “folks that are working their back off for minimum wage.” He said the move would give a full-time worker earning $14 an hour about $800 extra in a year.

Ford didn’t mention that the same worker would get nearly twice that amount if the hourly minimum wage rises by $1 next year, something he is promising to stop.