A project of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Ontario
If you work for a living, you should get a living wage.
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Sure, provincial governments legislate a minimum wage. But it doesn’t pay enough to help someone working full-time, year-round pay the basic bills.
Employers have another option: they could pay a living wage.
A living wage looks at what it takes for workers to afford the basics. Nothing extravagant. Just things like rent, bus fare, child care, food.
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The current minimum wage is utterly inadequate to support any kind of meaningful lifestyle.
We need to address poverty at its root cause, and part of that root cause, in my view, is racism.
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