Merit Canada’s low-wage, low-skills plan for the Canadian construction industry

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:17 Posted by Josh Mandryk, The Broadbent Blog Having successfully lobbied the Conservative government to repeal the federal Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act, Merit Canada now wants the Conservative government to enact what is ostensibly a “low-wage policy”. It’s an effort that threatens to drive down labour standards for all … Continue reading Merit Canada’s low-wage, low-skills plan for the Canadian construction industry

Advertisements

40% of us work past retirement age: StatsCan

By Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5:07:22 EDT PM OTTAWA — Taking from the richer and giving to the poorer is alive and well in Canada, according to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The NHS, which replaced Statistics Canada's mandatory long-form census, found that the richest 10% of Canadians paid about 42% … Continue reading 40% of us work past retirement age: StatsCan

Millions being poured into community health care

By Tracey Richardson, Sun Times, Owen Sound Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:19:39 EDT PM GREY-BRUCE - The province is making good on its word to put more resources into community-based health care to the tune of about $28 million for the South West LHIN. The funding will translate into a 5% increase in base funding every year for … Continue reading Millions being poured into community health care

Rally Monday in support of transit terminal

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Friday, September 27, 2013 1:06:13 EDT PM Just hours before Owen Sound’s bus terminal is to be closed for good, people plan to gather outside of the building to call on city council to keep it open. The United Way of Bruce Grey decided to organize a “Don’t Kill … Continue reading Rally Monday in support of transit terminal

Video: Tamarack Institute discuss reducing poverty using a Collective Impact approach

Video: Paul Born, President and Liz Weaver, Vice President of the Tamarack Institute discuss reducing poverty using a Collective Impact approach. http://bit.ly/170Hiwk For more information on this approach, Vibrant Communities and/or the Tamarack Institute go to: http://tamarackcommunity.ca/

Poverty is a Health Issue: What to look for in the next Poverty Reduction Strategy

September 24, 2013 by Steve Barnes Living on a low income affects people’s lives in many ways. It can mean having fewer opportunities to fully participate in important day-to-day activities like work and education. But living on a low income can also contribute to having poorer health than those who are better off. Poverty is a health … Continue reading Poverty is a Health Issue: What to look for in the next Poverty Reduction Strategy

Ontario Chamber of Commerce: Business to Government: Bring Predictability to Minimum Wage

Posted: 19/09/13 TORONTO, September 11, 2013: Businesses want the Ontario government to adopt a predictable, transparent, and fair process for determining Ontario’s minimum wage, according to a new report released by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC). The report calls on government to introduce a new process that would link changes in the minimum wage … Continue reading Ontario Chamber of Commerce: Business to Government: Bring Predictability to Minimum Wage

Update on status of available funds for Utilities Assistance

23 September 2013 United Way Bruce Grey Utilities Support Update  Union Gas, Westario   Please advise customers that there will be no more funding until the New Year and they are to call 211 at that time. Hydro One   Please advise customers that there will be no more funding until the New Year and they are to … Continue reading Update on status of available funds for Utilities Assistance

Ontario to review its Payday Loans Act in response to new technologies

September 12, 2013 Canadian Press TORONTO – The provincial government says it will launch a review of the Payday Loans Act, adopted in 2008 to better protect customers. The review is in response to technological changes in the payday loan industry. They include the growth of online transactions, smartphone-enabled loan approvals and new forms of high-cost, … Continue reading Ontario to review its Payday Loans Act in response to new technologies