Minimum Wage

$14-An-Hour Minimum Wage Kills Small Businesses

As of January 1, Ontario raised its minimum wage from $11.60 to $14.00—a 21 percent increase. This change was enacted thanks to Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 also known as Bill 148. The Bill was created with the intent of supporting workers and their families to create fairness and … Read More

Where you can buy booze in Ontario without the LCBO

[UPDATED: June 9, 2017] Ontario residents could soon find the doors to their local liquor store locked up indefinitely. Unionized workers of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) had requested a “no board” report from the Ministry of Labour. That is a report that tells the union that no … Read More

Low wage workers get thrown under the Liberal political bus

May 30, 2017 marks the day that the Ontario Liberals “jumped the political shark” in a contrived attempt to gain some traction with Ontario voters after years of governance that has left Ontario facing a critical shortage of hospital beds — the province has just 2.3 beds per 1000 people, … Read More

Want a Good Job? A University Degree is Still Indispensable

The latest survey from Ontario’s provincial government has found that graduates with an undergraduate degree still have higher employment rates and higher incomes than any other level of education. 85% of graduates had jobs in their fields within six months, and 92% did within two years. According to the survey … Read More

Local Foods Gaining Ground In Ontario

Worldwatch reports that ingredients typically travel between 2,500 and 4,000 kilometers before they reach your table.  Indeed, that’s one long commute. Translated into the ecological footprint model, by switching to a more local diet, the average North American would save almost an entire planet’s worth of resources (though you’d still be … Read More

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