Quebec workers deserve better than temporary and ill-advised aid that will hurt our entrepreneurs who are struggling just to keep their heads above water.
Vendredi dernier, nous apprenions que le salaire minimum au Québec passera de 13,50 $ à 14,25 $. Il s’agit d’une croissance fort décevante pour les organisations qui, comme la FTQ d’ailleurs, revendiquent plutôt une hausse draconienne à 18 $/h.
Following Minister Jean Boulet’s announcement that the minimum wage in Quebec will go from $13.50 to $14.25 an hour, certain community groups and unions suggested that this was a missed opportunity to raise it to $18 an hour. The authors of this publication conclude that even though a hike to $18 an hour may seem beneficial for low-income workers, this steep 33% increase would have negative consequences on the financial health of a range of companies in the retail, food services, and accommodation sectors. They even maintain that many workers in these sectors could lose their jobs.
Both the Alberta government and the union representing the RCMP have planned a number of town hall meetings throughout 2022 to discuss moving toward a provincial police force.
Le système de retraite partiellement capitalisé du Québec mérite que l’on s’y attarde et que l’on en tire des leçons.
You might think that a doctor in, say, Ontario would automatically be allowed to work in neighbouring Manitoba. But you would be wrong.
Advocates claim minimum wage hikes help workers, but evidence shows quite the opposite.
Interview (in French) with Olivier Rancourt, Economist at the MEI, about the impact of the high number of Quebec civil servants on the economy. Broadcast on November 1, 2021 as part of Mario Dumont’s show, on LCN.
Alberta has been a leader in eliminating barriers to interprovincial free trade in the context of the CFTA . Other provinces should follow Alberta’s lead in this matter.
Les différents paliers de gouvernement interviennent trop dans l’économie, ce qui crée des effets néfastes pour tous.