Alberta's minimum wage hike still a go: Notley

Alberta’s NDP government will press ahead with plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite the fiscal crisis facing the province.

Rachel Notley said last week the election pledge will not be deferred, unlike other promises that have been put on the shelf due to the collapse of oil prices.

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Guest Column: Celebrate minimum wage hike: Labour boss

On Oct. 1, Alberta’s move to a $15 minimum wage is a victory for more than 300,000 working people who will get a well-deserved raise since the first increase introduced by the Notley government in 2015, a fact every Albertan should be proud of.

By Gil McGowan, President Alberta Federation of Labour

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A guide to Alberta’s new $15 minimum wage and what it will mean for the economy

EDMONTON—On Monday, Alberta became the first province in Canada to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, fulfilling a long-standing NDP promise to raise it, in stages, from $10.20 starting back in 2015.

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Labour leaders welcome Alberta minimum wage increase

AFL Says Minimum Wage Should be an Election Issue

By Kayla Bruch

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Do Minimum-Wage Hikes Mean Healthier Babies?

Spoiler alert: the answer is "yes." 

Via The Atlantic

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Minimum wage boost could be good for Edmonton business: entrepreneur

Workers making enough to spend money at businesses within the community counteracts worry about the bottom line, business owner says.

Read the story at METRO EDMONTON. 

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Contrary to what the political right says, these increases will benefit the whole province

By Ricardo Acuna 
Writing for Vue Weekly

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Ten things to know about a $15 minimum wage in Alberta

Parkland Institute's Ian Hussey makes the case for a $15 minimum wage. 

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Province maps out next steps toward a $15 minimum wage by 2018

Alberta’s general minimum wage will rise $1.00 to $12.20 per hour and the current liquor server rate will be removed, effective October 1. Weekly and monthly minimum wages used by certain professions will rise to $486 and $2,316, respectively, at the same time.

Minimum wage will rise a further $1.40, to $13.60 per hour, on October 1, 2017, and by $1.40, to $15 per hour, on October 1, 2018. Weekly and monthly rates will rise by equivalent amounts.

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Making Sense of a $15 Minimum Wage in Alberta

Alberta’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage is unlikely to have much of a negative impact on employment. 

By Trevor Tombe and Blake Shaffer.

Read the article at McLeans.ca

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