Steve Smith

  • commented on New increase, same story 2023-10-11 00:42:34 -0400
    It’s disheartening to see that despite the forthcoming increase in Ontario’s minimum wage, it still falls far short of providing a living wage in the province. As you rightly point out, this increment hardly addresses the needs of the workers, many of whom are adults with families and responsibilities.

    The statistics presented by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives are indeed concerning. The fact that a significant portion of Canadian workers have faced real wage losses, even after adjusting for inflation, paints a challenging picture. It’s clear that we need to rethink the adequacy of the minimum wage in today’s economic landscape.

    The living wage, as you mentioned, is not just a talking point but a crucial tool for advocating for fairer wages. It’s a stark reminder that many hardworking individuals, despite putting in long hours, still struggle to make ends meet. It’s a matter of basic dignity and fairness that people should earn enough to cover their expenses and provide for their families.

    Thank you for shedding light on this issue, and let’s hope for more significant changes in the future to ensure that work truly becomes a means of improving lives, not just scraping by.