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Workers at Ottawa's Salvation Army shelter ask for a living wage

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Workers at Ottawa's Salvation Army shelter say it is increasingly difficult to work for poverty wages.

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A number is never just a number -- money to live

A number is never just a number -- money to live. Photo: KittyCanuck/Flickr
How much do Canadians need to survive? How much do they get?

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Lobster fisheries: Economic struggle on the high seas

I went lobster fishing off West Pubnico with a young buddy last week. At one point, he indicated a boat ahead and said, "See that guy. He's not making any money. He's got a 750-horsepower engine." It turns out that not making any money, and the many things that might prevent you from doing so -- like a costly engine, or a couple of lost lobster pots at $100 each - is pretty well the only topic on the lobster grounds these days. This is a big deal for the economy of the Maritimes. Lobster is a billion-dollar-plus export industry, but it's especially the case for Western Nova Scotia where nearly half the Atlantic catch comes from.


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Oz Cole-Arnal: Progressive Candidate for Chair of Waterloo Region

October 16, 2014
| An interview w/ Oscar Cole-Arnal, an anti-poverty activist + progressive candidate for the position of Waterloo Regional Chair in the upcoming elections.
Length: 28:06 minutes (38.6 MB)
| October 6, 2014
Photo: Toby Scott/flickr
| September 16, 2014
| June 23, 2014

Go All In for a Living Wage this World Cup!

Tell Adidas to go all in for a living wage!  Sign the petition Use the double hashtag #allin for a #livingwage on twitter to spread the word.  Find out more about the campaign and more actions you can take!


April 18, 2014 |
On April 14, a crowd of about 175 people marched in downtown Toronto to demand a $14-an-hour minimum wage and improved legal protections for precarious workers.
March 24, 2014 |
After 11 years in power, the Liberals have not addressed the serious and growing problem of poverty in Ontario
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