Posted July 14, 2017

$15 Minimum Wage: Chapter Two

Last week’s article recommended a gradual transition to a $15 minimum wage. It provoked a lot of emails; few of them were supportive.

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The minimum hourly wage in 2017 in Nova Scotia is $10.85, up 15 cents per hour from the previous year. That is not enough to live on, and at that rate of increase it never will be. Just as important, it is not enough to slow down the exodus of people from rural Nova Scotia. Read More »

It was noted in this space a year ago that the Trudeau government was walking back from some of its ill-considered promises. The trend continues.

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Debate about health care in Canada would be more enlightening if it focused on the pertinent facts. Unfortunately, this rarely happens.

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Suppose that in 2014 you were interested in building a new house, one more environmentally friendly than your current dwelling which, in any event, will be wearing out by the early 2020s.

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