By: Brett McGarry With the hourly minimum wage in Ontario having gone up $2.60, some of the positivity has been mired in controversy, however some students have seen the increase in a positive light. Final year paralegal student, and employee at the Aboriginal Resource Centre at Humber College, Lorralene Whiteye is excited about the increase
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Follow Humber News’ Live-Blog to keep up to date with the latest in the 2016 U.S. Election. By: Hunter Crowther Most Americans will be focused on the presidential results between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, but there are several important issues voters face at the state level. Minimum wage, marijuana, guns
By Tiara Samosir Ontario is raising its general minimum wage rate to $11.25 an hour starting on Oct. 1. Ontario’s Ministry of Labour said in the release that increasing the minimum wage is a part of the government’s economic plan for the province. The minimum wage for special category jobs, such as liquor servers, homeworkers and students
Toronto is quickly becoming one of the most expensive cities to live in. After a 75-cent hike in June, minimum wage in Ontario now sits at $11 an hour. While most would say that full-time work for that wage is not enough, those living off of it in more expensive cities are surviving on less…but not by much.
By Kara Matthews Student unions across Ontario are calling on the provincial government for an increase in the minimum wage. “Raising the minimum wage and reducing tuition fees would help ensure no student is forced to decide between paying tuition fees and buying groceries,” said Alastair Woods, chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. The CFS is