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A recent poll by Forum Research, which surveyed 1,437 Canadian voters, found that nearly two-thirds support a $15 national minimum wage, while only 31 percent oppose the idea. The poll discovered that opposition to a $15 minimum wage is highest among wealthy Canadians – people earning $100,000 to $250,000 a year – while older voters, the less wealthy, those living in Atlantic Canada and British Columbia, and Canadians with some college or university education support the idea.
Oxfam report confirms millennials are worse off than their parents
A new report published by Oxfam reveals that the generational income gap is widening in Canada, as young adult workers are earning less money than their parents did at the same age, and are also saddled with the highest student debt in Canadian history.
Ontario is reforming its labour laws. Will you make your voice heard?
By now the story is a familiar one: more and more young people are working in precarious, non-unionized jobs with little to no control over their working conditions and hours. They want to see change, but they fear being penalized or terminated for speaking out. So it’s encouraging to see the Ontario government reaching out to citizens to determine how we can reform our labour laws to address the realities that countless workers – and youth in particular – find themselves in today.
Debunking myths about postal employees and their work
When I was a kid, I remember running to the mailbox each day, checking to see if I had received a letter back from my friend. How times have changed. We basically no longer send letters to friends, except for the odd Christmas card or wedding invitation. But does that mean mail is dying?