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good for ontario. alberta is still at $8.50.
considering that our dollar is just about par with the USD and is expected to pass it this summer, this is a pretty good wage.

http://www.rabble.ca/columnists/2010/04/reason-celebrate-ontarios-minimum-wage-rises-1025


Raise a glass today in honour of the hard-working souls who flip burgers, serve double-doubles and clean hotel rooms. In Ontario, they just got a decent raise: the minimum wage goes up 75 cents, to $10.25 an hour. That makes Ontario's minimum the highest in Canada -- and today marks the first time the bottom rung of our labour market passes that $10 threshold.

The new benchmark represents the completion of a promise made by the McGuinty government in 2007. Since then, minimum wage workers in Ontario have pocketed 28 per cent in wage increases. At the time, Queen's Park was feeling pressure from a feisty grassroots campaign, led by the Toronto Labour Council, for a $10 minimum. Now their hope is a reality (even if it took three years to get there).
 

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"it" legal in Canada
A testers job...doubtful they would have more then enough testers.

And if you enjoy "it" inside the U.S. there's a related thing called spice which plays with the same area of the brain as "it", and spice is legal, and you can pass your P test.
http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2009/12/spice_flow_the_new_.html

Its funny the allow "it" but not some energy drinks because of the torine inside the drinks.

Still I say a sober mine will treat you more fine.
 

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"it" legal in Canada
A testers job...doubtful they would have more then enough testers.

And if you enjoy "it" inside the U.S. there's a related thing called spice which plays with the same area of the brain as "it", and spice is legal, and you can pass your P test.
http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2009/12/spice_flow_the_new_.html

Its funny the allow "it" but not some energy drinks because of the torine inside the drinks.

Still I say a sober mine will treat you more fine.
'it' is not legal in canada, except by prescription.
 

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An increase in minimum wage only lowers the standard of living for people that are above minimum wage. By the next year, companies will have already passed most of the cost increases to the costumers. You will see a few lost jobs and increased prices. The minimum wage employee will have a little more buying power but the educated workforce will be worse off. Due to this your economy as a whole is worse off. It would have been better to use that money to help workers increase their knowledge and so they could get out of their minimum wage job.
 

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maybe we should just quit paying minimum wage workers, to keep costs down.
will apartment rents go up because we pay people more to flip burgers?
or petrol, or utilities, or car prices......?
lame argument.
I work in the communications business and we only raise our prices when our cost go up. The same with cars, apartments and everything else. We will only charge what the market will bear.
 

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Wow!

If raising the minumum wage can so easily end poverty why dont you raise it to $25/hr? If $10.25 is good, surely $25/hr must be better.

Why dont they just do that in every starving country in Africa to raise the standard of living? Afterall, it sounds so simple.

Oh yeah, because as any economist knows, IT DOESNT WORK.

Raising the minimum will cause businesses to cut back on how many workers they hire and the least qualified workers will be the ones not able to find jobs. For example, some extra unskilled workers may be worth hiring at $6hr but not at $10 so the boss decides to not hire additional people or to lay off some people.

So in essence, minimum wage hurts the lowest qualified workers most of all.

But it makes the socialist elites feel good about themselves for helping the "little people" and it helps them to maintain power and that is really all that matters.
 

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Wow!

If raising the minumum wage can so easily end poverty why dont you raise it to $25/hr? If $10.25 is good, surely $25/hr must be better.

Why dont they just do that in every starving country in Africa to raise the standard of living? Afterall, it sounds so simple.

Oh yeah, because as any economist knows, IT DOESNT WORK.

Raising the minimum will cause businesses to cut back on how many workers they hire and the least qualified workers will be the ones not able to find jobs. For example, some extra unskilled workers may be worth hiring at $6hr but not at $10 so the boss decides to not hire additional people or to lay off some people.

So in essence, minimum wage hurts the lowest qualified workers most of all.

But it makes the socialist elites feel good about themselves for helping the "little people" and it helps them to maintain power and that is really all that matters.
workers at mcdonald's in northern alberta make 12/hr.
our economy has not crumbled, nor is it in danger of doing so.
maybe management needs to cut profits a bit, so their workers can live decently.
 

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if the cost of a big mac goes up, because we pay the burger flippers a decent wage......no one loses.
If the cost to me goes up them I will need a raise, then the phone and internet bill goes up to those burger flippers and you. that will nullify the raise and they will still be poor.

I wish everybody could be rich, but it just won't happen.
 

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If the cost to me goes up them I will need a raise, then the phone and internet bill goes up to those burger flippers and you. that will nullify the raise and they will still be poor.

I wish everybody could be rich, but it just won't happen.
screw the rich! how about just allowing everyone to make a decent living?
 

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workers at mcdonald's in northern alberta make 12/hr.
our economy has not crumbled, nor is it in danger of doing so.
maybe management needs to cut profits a bit, so their workers can live decently.
but isn;t the housing market comparable to vancouver in fort mac? 12$/hr seems lots for a burger flipper,but when a modest home cost 450k it puts the wage in perspective,
 

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This is my view on things, and take it as you wish....

I lived in North Vancouver and made 21$ and hour reg and depending on my shift as high as 27$ and hour......

I bought an average 1600 square foot home........380 grand......... everything was expensive and the lifestyle of many people there was not my particular style.....

I moved to Ontario....

I made anywhere from 20$ to 30$ an hour and bought an average size house, approx 1500 square feet on a small lot.....the neighbourhood went to poop after 5 years and violence was increasing.....with 3 small girls, my wife and I decided time for a change in scenery.....

We moved to Nova Scotia...the very small town I grew up in where of the 1900 residence....about 1600 of them are relatives in one way or another.....I make about 15$ an hour and we enjoy our lifestyle.

You can live in BC and make 20 bux and hour but the cost of living is also high
You can Live in Alberta and make 35 bux and hour but the cost of living is still high, unless you live in a camp....
or you can Live in Nova Scotia, the cost of living is high in some areas but cheaper in others...

Move around untill you find your comfort zone or if you are in your comfort zone...enjoy it...

I just realized my post may not make any sense whatsoever...lol


enjoy lol
 
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