Inclusive and Just Society

Eliminate the Student Minimum Wage and Create Fairer Wages for Youth

Students in Ontario under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or below are paid an hourly rate of $0.70 less than the general minimum wage. Furthermore, “The Three-Hour Rule” does not apply to students (including students over 18 years of age). “The Three-Hour Rule” in Ontario is defined as: When an employee who regularly works more than three hours a day is required to report to work but works less than three hours, ...more »

Submitted by (@carter.brownlee)

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Inclusive Growth

SMALL BUSINESS START-UP LOANS

Sole proprietors whether current 2nd+ generation citizens or more importantly 1rst generation citizens MUST have start up cash made available ( Government / Bank partnership) to new entrepreneurs . I found this personally , very helpful in opening my 2 small stores using my funds and private qualified loans matched by the Government incentive loans. Service sector while dependant on manufacturing and production employment ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Equality of condition

Equality of Condition We must begin our endeavour toward inclusive prosperity with agreement that the most important consideration is the equality of condition among all Ontarians. We must believe in the inherent good of people; and that given the conditions of an equal and fair choice every person will exercise that goodness. The government of Ontario should immediately introduce a Social Credit for every Ontarian. ...more »

Submitted by (@gregory)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Allow Municipalities to set minimum wage.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/uneven-recovery-much-of-ontario-still-hasnt-fully-recovered-from-the-2008-recession As can be seen by the Fraser Institute urban areas haven't recovered from the 2008 recession. This might have to do with the cost of minimum wage. The cost of living in Toronto is not the same as Kitchener. Neither is it the same in Windsor nor Owen Sound. Smaller business in small towns cannot ...more »

Submitted by (@dprime)

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Inclusive Growth

The minimum wage should be eliminated

Advocates of a higher minimum wage claim that raising the minimum wage helps low-wage workers. Opponents point out that if government makes it illegal to hire an employee for less than a certain amount per hour, there will be fewer job opportunities for those who lack skills and experience: a higher price creates lower demand - econ101. Most debates focus on how the minimum wage affects workers. Who is discussing how ...more »

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