Postal workers: people in your neighbourhood

“Sadly our loving dog of 14 years has died. We received many kind notes from friends and acquaintances. Our letter carrier just noticed the dog’s rope was gone and knocked on the door to offer his condolences. What’s that worth?” — Message from recently bereaved friend There are a host of reasons…
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Lessons on the living wage, from Waterloo Region

Six years ago it seemed like living wage was dead in Waterloo Region. Waterloo Regional Council had spent months considering whether or not to implement a living wage policy for all regional staff and externally contracted service staff. But in the face of the global recession and a looming municipal…
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Right-wing think tank IEDM on poverty: A few flaws

A few weeks ago, researchers Yanick Labrie, Youcef Msaid, and Alexandre Moreau from the right-wing think tank Institut économique de Montréal (IEDM) published an economic note on the persistence of poverty. The study’s first conclusion and the one most prominently displayed by the IEDM (particularly in their media release) is…
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