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Molly McCracken | Addressing poverty requires more revenue directed at reducing poverty, not less. This is why reducing tax revenue through the Basic Personal Exemption in the name of poverty is particularly insidious.
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Tom Cooper | Hamilton City Council will be debating whether to make Hamilton a living wage municipality this spring and it seems many Ward 7 candidates are making the living wage a key part of their platforms.
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Trish Hennessy | Embrace your inner wonk this holiday season. Here are the most read reports, publications, and blog posts from the CCPA-Ontario in 2015.
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Trish Hennessy | It was heartwarming to listen to the majority of Cambridge city councillors overwhelmingly support the motion to become a living wage at the supporter level, for all the right reasons.
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Tom Cooper | The living wage isn't a cure-all, but across the globe it is one important way in which progressive employers and communities can help stem the tide of low-wage work.
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Stephen Kimber | Last week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published a report to determine how much it takes for someone in Halifax to be "Working for a Living, Not Living to Work."
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Iglika Ivanova | The living wage since 2012 is no longer sufficient for a single parent with one child in Metro Vancouver. After years of being frozen, B.C.'s low-income subsidies are in urgent need of an increase.
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Scott Vrooman | Working for free is an "opportunity" in the same way that a dumpster behind a Taco Bell is an all-you-can-eat buffet.
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Hennessy's Index | Economists found no statistically significant relationship between a higher minimum wage and a negative labour market outcome between 1983 and 2012 -- dispelling long-standing minimum wage mythology.
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Iglika Ivanova | The 2014 living wage numbers reveal a big gap between the low wages a number of British Columbians earn and the real costs of raising a family. Child poverty is a serious concern in our cities.
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Angella MacEwen | On #EqualPayDay2014, we need to recognize the gross unfairness of women's wages and call for pay equity legislation and living wages to address increasing inequality.
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Armine Yalnizyan | There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a "trickle-away" recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit.