August 18th, 2017

Who Will Benefit Most From A Minimum Wage Increase?

Raising the minimum wage in Canada is a polarizing issue to say the least. Business owners are worried about the cost, with CEO’s speaking out against the raise. The latest being Eric R. La Fleche of Metro Inc and Loblaws' CEO Galen Weston. According to the Huffington Post, Weston ‘complained to...

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June 12th, 2017

Raising the Minimum Wage: Why Some Say it’s Good for Canada

Ontario’s Premier Kathlene Wynne was in the news this past week, with some hailing and others criticizing her announcement on the minimum wage. The government said that they will phase in this increase over the next 18 months with the minimum wage rising to $14 by January 2018. It will...

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May 12th, 2017

More Provinces Commit To Raising Minimum Wage

Minimum wage has been a hot topic in the news this month. On May 4 The NDP government in Nova Scotia announced a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, phased in over 3 years. On May 1 Quebec raised its minimum wage $11.25 from $10.75 and...

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July 11th, 2016

Alberta Minimum Wage Update: Province will raise minimum wage by $1 in October

The battle to delay the minimum wage hike in Alberta rages on, with a sharp line drawn between small business lobbyists and workers’ rights groups. Restaurants Canada recently launched an online petition to push back the government’s plan to raise minimum wage; a new survey by the same group revealed...

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January 3rd, 2016

Alberta NDP Government And The Minimum Wage Debate

When the NDP won the Alberta Provincial election, the entire country seemed pretty surprised – this was the first change in power in Alberta since 1971. With the change came a lot of promises to Albertans, perhaps most controversial of all was the pledge to raise the minimum wage to...

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