Minimum wage brought us this far. A wonderful concept in its day it has now begun to show the effects of time. You can’t live on it. This is why we need to look for a progressive replacement, a living wage.
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image: Kristina Alexanderson
Yeah, Canada’s payday loan industrial complex…
“We are loan sharks”: why one woman is leaving the payday loan industry [with several videos]
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New work from University or Toronto indicates a not inconsiderable peril for the health of the GTA’s children.
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” …the risk, if you don’t produce a more compact form, is bankruptcy. Other North American cities have gotten themselves into hot water by not doing that.”
Those are words from a planning coordinator in Calgary, Alberta. If they can get their heads around the blessings of smarter, less wasteful development there’s definitely good hope for the rest of Canada.
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York Region continues to find itself beset by a growing economic precariousness according to United Way findings from last year updated this week. Most of us still consider York Region well off but some forty percent of jobs there are weakly held ones that don’t pay enough.
Linkage via this United Way blog page: imagineacity.ca