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Unions key to middle class economics, says CCPA

OTTAWA—The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers’ ability to move up the middle class ladder, says a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Read the full article

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Temporary foreign workers in low skilled jobs must leave Canada today

The Canadian Press; OTTAWA—Thousands of temporary foreign workers could be heading to airports to leave Canada today as permits expire for those who have been in the country for more than four years. The Conservative government set April 1, 2015 as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents

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BC increases minimum wage by 20 cents

VANCOUVER—British Columbia announced plans Thursday to increase its minimum wage by 20 cents—the first change in three years—while introducing a system to manage the perennial debate over how much the province’s lowest-paid workers should receive. The minimum wage will increase in September to $10.45. The figure was determined by indexing the rate to B.C.’s consumer

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