Minimum wage has been raised from $7.75 an hour to $8. Small victory or small potatoes?
Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo calls the increase “appalling” after the recent pay hike Toronto MPPs were granted that range between $22,000 and $39,000 per year. DiNovo has been campaigning to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour to decrease poverty amongst the women, children and immigrants who typically hold minimum wage jobs. Conservatives argue that the dramatic pay increase would hurt smaller independent business and jeopardize employment.
The Globe gives Pierre-Emmanuel Trudeau, born to Sacha Trudeau and Zoe Bedos two weeks ago, a front page birth notice. Canada’s royal family indeed!
British meteorologists report that 2007 will be the hottest year ever recorded due to greenhouse gases and the unspeakable wrath of El Niño.
For those of you who don’t habla español, El Niño is Spanish for…The Niño.
Five Hamilton men were found guilty in the 2001 murder of college student Matthew Daly, who was beaten to death after he ejected them from a house party with aggressive racial slurs. I wouldn’t invite any of these people to my party.
Spacing bids adieu to Terminal Two, which is slated to close in late January.
Toronto thinks good and does other stuff good too: The Star features 25 of the most innovative ideas coming from Toronto doctors and scientists, applauding diabetes and cancer research, infant psychology and new telescopes.
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