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If the Liberals were serious about Ontario reaping the benefits of a more livable wage, they wouldn't be dropping $500 million on window dressing.
The benefits of a higher minimum wage would be muted if the hike comes on too fast, report argues.
The provincial government is looking at hiking the rate in predictable, incremental increases.
Ontario's inequality situation is "dramatically worse" than Canada's as a whole.
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A $15-an-hour minimum wage will cost the province's businesses billions, a new analysis warns.
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Workers at Sears, Postmedia, Loblaw and Northstar are all causalities of a system that not only allows corporate greed to thrive, but encourages it.
The company's bottom line is currently booming.
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There is a lot at stake for women – and gender equity – in the movement to end precarious employment.
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Of the hundreds of studies conducted on the employment effects of a minimum wage increase, the majority find no evidence of significant job losses.
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Backlash usually comes from employers.
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Our grandparents believed a person wasn't their job. They didn't live to work. They wanted a work day that ended on time and a job they didn't take home with them. Now we thumb our noses at the people we depend upon every day, as if they somehow are beneath us because of the jobs we need them to do. We talk about how these are jobs for teenagers, despite the fact that -- much like older people did these jobs 50 years ago -- the average age of a fast food worker is 29. We now act as if not having the highest ambition is somehow deserving of poverty.
Minimum wage isn't keeping up with the rising cost of living, many argue.
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In British Columbia, where the race for the May 9 provincial election is heating up, the NDP has called for a $15 minimum wage in the province by 2021. This is a good move, and one that progressive people across Canada should get behind.
Conventional wisdom has it that a society's future is predicated on the strengths, skills and knowledge of the youth, but if we look at the way young people in this province have been treated by the B.C. Liberals since 2001, our future has a shaky foundation.
Since launching Oxfam's campaign on women and work last week, we've received all kinds of questions and comments about whether women are really being shortchanged by the global economy. Some suggest that gender inequality doesn't exist here in Canada, only in poor countries.
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Businesses argue a higher minimum wage will lead to job losses.
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Living in crowded, unsafe housing. The inability to afford a diabetic diet. Not filling a necessary prescription. Missing out on opportunities for early childhood learning and higher education. These and many other challenges related to poverty and low wages can result in poor health outcomes for kids now and into their adult lives.
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Manufacturing's decline has taken a toll.
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Chinese restaurant workers face low wages, long hours and often no overtime or vacation pay in the Greater Toronto Area, says a new report that documents their working conditions. Sweet & Sour: The S...
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Whether it's the "fact" that women earn 75 cents or 79 cents (or whatever this year's figure is) for every dollar men earn, we are regularly inundated with these catchy, but essentially meaningless, statistics. While it may be true that there is an overall wage gap between men and women, there is no great inequity that needs righting.
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Deal between legislators, unions, could give California the U.S.'s highest minimum wage.
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What we have done for far too long is simply not working. Even with all the social supports in place, the resulting income is often only enough to maintain a family in poverty. At their worst, existing policies and programs actually entrap people in poverty. This is why we need a new way. A basic income would work as a tax credit administered through the taxation system similar to the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors. If someone earns less or has less than the poverty line, they would simply be topped up to a point above the poverty line.
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As corporate globalization undermines the standard of living of working families, workers will re-discover the value of grassroots organizing and collective representation. In the process, a whole new generation of diverse, talented leaders will come to the fore.
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The push for doctors to treat social issues like poverty is starting to change the way we practice medicine and how we work with community agencies and those with expertise in income benefits, food security and poverty law. Many health organizations now are right in the middle of advocacy for better social conditions. Major medical organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian College of Family Physicians have been vocal in their support for this approach. This demonstrates a real acceptance by the medical mainstream that reducing patients' poverty is a core part of a doctor's job.
The wages go up starting Thursday.
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With parties vying for our attention and vote in the last remaining month leading up this year's federal election, this is an important moment for us as voters to make central these developments which highlight the rising economic injustice and growing income inequality in Canada. To address this growing inequality, people across Canada have begun to push for a $15 federal minimum wage. A federal $15 minimum wage is vital not only because it would impact those who work under federally regulated industries but more importantly because it would restore the leadership role of the federal government in setting a fair minimum wage.
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As Canada celebrates Labour Day weekend, there are important questions concerning Gandhi's premise that we must begin asking ourselves. For example, how do we deal with a world of wealth without work? Upon entering an era of ironies, we find ourselves forced to deal with some increasing contradictions -- employability replaces employment, people without jobs, jobs without people, numerous part-time jobs replacing full-time ones, employment numbers going down because people have stopped looking for work altogether.
Alberta's Jobs Minister Lori Sigurdson announced at the end of June that the new government would be raising the province's hourly minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20 come October.
Some taxpayers may be willing to accept more costly city services as a result of a living wage policy if they actually helped those most in need. But the evidence shows otherwise.
EDMONTON - Alberta, one of the lowest payers of minimum wage in Canada, is becoming one of the highest.Jobs Minister Lori Sigurdson announced Monday that the $10.20 per hour minimum wage will rise by...
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As anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant industry knows, it's all about the tips because the so-called wage doesn't exactly pay the bills.
There's something about Bernie Sanders that appeals to me. I figure that any American who's a self-described socialist and yet a twice-elected senator must have something going for him. So I took a closer look at his positions on the issues of the day and found that basically Bernie is America's Canadian candidate.