Social Programs

Who Suffers When Minimum Wage Increases?

Yanick Labrie | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

Empirical studies on the matter carried out here in Canada are unequivocal: Raising the minimum wage leads to increased unemployment, especially among the young, who have less experience and qualifications.

Tapping The Private Sector For Social Programs

CBC | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Impact

The federal government is on the right track when it comes to tapping private companies and non-profits to help run social programs, says a leading Ca...

Balancing the Books on the Backs of the Poor

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Sen. Art Eggleton

Although the Harper government has no problem spending money, I believe that they will probably ramp up the cuts that have already started. We must make sure that we are not balancing the books on the backs of the poor. Make no mistake, poverty costs us all. It forces up our tax bills and depresses the economy.