We are often told that the solution to poverty is for the poor to “get a job” or for various sectors to create more jobs. But this CCPA study finds that a job is not a guaranteed path out of poverty.
Dennis talks about the social determinants of health, the working poor, poverty in Canada, influence, corporate power, income inequality and the power of unions and how they're all connected.
David J. Climenhaga
The NDP, to its great credit, is so far sticking to its guns and indicating it will keep its promise to raise the minimum wage.
The B.C. government's announcement that it is raising the minimum wage to $10.45/hour and indexing it to the Consumer Price Index does nothing for the 120,000 working poor.
After close to three years of no change, the B.C. minimum wage was overdue for an increase. But the measly raise announced this week falls far short of what is necessary.
At best payday lenders are predators and at worst engage in benevolent exploitation. There is a clear need to more strictly regulate and enforce regulations.
On This Day
October 17 is a day to rally against capitalism, poverty and exploitation
The Street Messaging System will connect people in Vancouver’s downtown core with information they need to stay safe on the streets.
Sep 18, 2014
115 Condor Ave Free Admission. Donations are encouraged.Toronto , ON
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The Ontario Health Coalition, in partnership with Cinema Politica Danforth and the Pocket Community Association, will be screening the film "Poor No More."
Although Canada has not seen the kind of energized and far-reaching calls and protest movements for raising the minimum wage as the U.S., the working poor in this country face similar difficulties.