minimum wage

$15 federal minimum wage just a headline grabber

As great as a $15 federal minimum wage sounds, it’s unclear how the NDP’s recent proposal will help relieve poverty.Continue...

Ontario makes minimum effort

Seventy-five dollars. That’s how much extra I’d make per month if I continued to work the same amount of hours per week.Continue...

Issue 18: Darts & Laurels

Issue 18: Darts & LaurelsContinue...

Queen’s Park catch-up: Ontario government updates

Last week, provincial lawmakers were busy debating legislation to end the five-week Ontario colleges strike. This week, Kathleen Wynne’s government enacted plans to raise the minimum wage to $15, as revised labour legislation passed Wednesday.Continue...

Q&A with Kingston & the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala

Liberal MPP Sophie Kiwala (Kingston & the Islands) sat down with The Journal for a Q&A about the Ontario government’s many recent policy endeavours.Continue...

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to student poverty

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to poverty, particularly poverty among student populations. As students who often work minimum wage jobs and struggle to make ends meet, pushing for a raise in minimum wage seemingly makes sense but we need to put more thought into its real implications.Continue...

Tipping too unstable

It’s time the archaic practice of tipping was put to rest in favour of a more stable gratuity tax.Continue...