Myth Busting

A primer on the advantages of minimum wage increase —

The five big claims against boosting the minimum wage, debunked — Ian Hussey, National Observer

Busting myths about raising the minimum wage —

Nova Scotia-Specific Information

Report: Nearly 50% of Nova Scotians earn less than a living wage — Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Nova Scotia must raise minimum wage faster, new report says — CBC

Undermining Wages in Nova Scotia: The Minimum Wage From 1976 to 2002 — W. Thom Workman and John Jacobs, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Justice For Workers NS in the Media

Justice for Workers Nova Scotia demanding $20 minimum wage, 10 paid sick days — Suzanne Rent, Halifax Examiner

Workers in Nova Scotia Demand Justice — Amber Tucker, Spring Magazine

Protestors rally outside legislature demanding minimum wage increase, more affordable housing, more tenant protections — Leslie Amminson, Halifax Examiner

Who Makes Minimum Wage?

Statistics Canada: Percentage of Canadian workers making minimum wage has doubled since 1998 — PressProgress

Wages, Gender, and Sexuality

Quality of Employment in Canada: Pay Gap, 1998-2021 — Statistics Canada

The Facts About Women and Poverty in Canada — Canadian Women’s Foundation

Labour and economic characteristics of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Canada — Statistics Canada

Researchers confirm substantial income disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual Canadians — Denio Lourenco, CTV

Minimum Wage and Ableism

A Penny a Poppy — Megan Linton, Briarpatch

Employment, the minimum wage and ableism — Melissa Graham,

Minimum Wage and Racialized Workers

Lifting Ontario’s minimum wage to $14 in 2018 dispels “job killer” myth, study finds — Clarrie Feinstein, Toronto Star

Canada’s ColourCoded Income Inequality — Sheila Block, Grace-Edward Galabuzi and Ricardo Tranjan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

From Minimum Wage to Living Wage

Living Wages in Nova Scotia 2022 — Christine Saulnier, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

What makes a living wage, and why that matters for workers across Ontario — Vanessa Balintec, CBC

Benefits of Raising the Minimum Wage in Other Jurisdictions

Paying a living wage key to Canada’s post-COVID economic recovery — Anastasia French, Ryan Lacanilao, Craig Pickthorne and Christine Saulnier,

Why some businesses are paying staff a living wage, not just the minimum — Alison Northcott, CBC

Five Reasons a Higher Minimum Wage Helps Us All — Canadian Union of Public Employees

Employment boom in Ontario defies the minimum-wage naysayers — Greg Quinn,

The Effects of a $15 Minimum Wage in New York State — Michael Reich, Sylvia Allegretto, Ken Jacobs and Claire Montialoux, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Does raising the minimum wage result in job losses in small firms? — Adi Gaskell,

Seattle’s higher minimum wage is actually working just fine — Ben Spielberg, Washington Post