Why Minimum Wage Hurts Our Economy

Over the last few years, there has been a bump in discussion with regards to increasing minimum wage to what is being termed a “living wage”. Any Economics 101 student can tell you a minimum wage is a price floor. What price floors do is prevent the market from reaching the equilibrium point and in the case of a minimum wage (or living wage) they create a higher supply of people who want those jobs, and a lower number of employers wanting to provide those jobs. This is inefficiency in the mar...
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National Executive Director Announcement

For Immediate Release National Executive Director Announcement OTTAWA, ON – Conservative Voice is pleased to announce it has named Alise Mills as National Executive Director. Dan Hilton, Chair of Conservative Voice stated, ”We are delighted to announce such a passionate and well respected leader to share her Conservative Voice as we continue to build momentum in support of the next federal election”. He added,”Alise brings a wealth of media and fundraising experience to our grass ro...
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Ontario 2014 Election Spending by Third Parties

Spending by organizations in the 2014 Ontario Provincial Election was reported by Elections Ontario to be $8,609,742.25. The biggest spending organization was the Working Families (supported by many unions) spent close to half of that amount at $2,497,975.89.  Left of Centre Agenda. 2nd was the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association who spent $2.174,433.00.  Left of Centre Agenda. 3rd was the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario who spent $1,265,909.00. Left of Centre ...
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Poverty Rates

Claim:  Poverty is on the rise Fact:  The rates of people living below LICO (Low income cut off) has been in decline going from 13% in 1992 (through a high of 15% in 1996) down to less than 9% by 2012. The chart below shows the data from Stats Canada on these figures along with the 10 year moving average of Poverty rates based on the Low Income Cut-Off. Stats Canada does not publish before 1992 but they do indicate in the mid to late 1960's this number was 25%. For purposes of visua...
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OAS Assessment

In 1927, under the Old Age Pensions Act, the provincial and federal governments agreed to share the cost of means-tested old age pensions available to persons aged 70 and over. This legislation was superseded by the Old Age Security Act, which became effective on 1 January 1952 and provided universal, flat-rate old age pensions to Canadians 70 years of age and older who met residence requirements The eligible age dropped in 1965 to 65 years of age. The chart below indicates the average life ...
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