poverty

Bottles for change

For every six-pack of beer, 60 cents goes back into the pocket of the bottle collector. It’s a small profit that can require hours of picking before accumulating a few dollars, but for some, it’s a way to make ends meet.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...

QJ Politics: A case for basic income

Today, a staggering 14 per cent of the Canadian population live in poverty.

On its own, this number is worrisome, but considering this was precisely the same percentage of Canadians who...Continue...