A new study finds that the level of the minimum wage is virtually statistically irrelevant as a determinant of employment levels in Canada -- even in sectors which use minimum wage labour heavily.
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.
Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage is a win-win strategy that provides income security for Manitoban families while stimulating our economy.
While we may consider EI a strong social support system, its current construction makes it particularly regressive for Canada's lowest-income families.
Toronto City Council will meet July 8 to vote on the development of a transit fare equity policy for the GTA. The proposed policy will put a focus on transit affordability across the city.
Saving rooming houses in Winnipeg should be a priority. This type of housing is viable when well maintained and connected with social supports.
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.
In many ways, our society has institutionalized poverty. In order to break with this harmful pattern, we need to consider more beneficial policies.
Across Canada, housing prices slowed down in 2013, but in Manitoba, there are no signs of the housing crunch abating. Last month, the average house price in Winnipeg surpassed $300,000.
Whether it be throughout the U.S., Canada or the U.K., the inadequacy of the minimum wage to meet basic needs is well documented.