Hausse du salaire minimum: une politique efficace?

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.

The Unintended Negative Consequences of Significantly Raising the Minimum Wage

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.

Yes, policing should be reformed

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.

Couvre-feu : aucun effet sur le nombre de cas

Montréal, le 5 janvier 2022 – Les chercheurs de l’Institut économique de Montréal ont cru bon de tenter de justifier statistiquement et scientifiquement la mesure du couvre-feu. Après analyses, leurs modèles économétriques ne démontrent aucun effet du couvre-feu sur le nombre de cas.

Forestry: A Sector That Keeps Innovating

Contrary to perceptions disseminated by certain of its opponents, the forestry industry continues to innovate, and increasingly contributes to the fight against climate change. In this publication, co-authors Olivier Rancourt and Miguel Ouellette provide a survey of some of the innovations implemented by this industry.

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