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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.