Look who’s op­posed to a de­cent wage

The Hamilton Spectator - - COMMENT -

RE: Min­i­mum wage de­bate

On Jan. 2 the CBC and other news out­lets re­ported that the top CEOs in Canada earn more than 200 times an av­er­age salary and that shortly be­fore 11 a.m. on Jan. 2 the top CEOs earned what the av­er­age worker earns in an en­tire year. That’s the av­er­age worker salary, not the low­est or min­i­mum wage salary, which is ob­vi­ously sig­nif­i­cantly lower then av­er­age.

On the same day the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, in the face of cries of out­rage from those same CEOs raised the min­i­mum wage in On­tario in an ef­fort to pro­vide a liv­ing wage to thou­sands of low in­come work­ers cur­rently liv­ing in poverty.

The irony in all of this would be laugh­able if it was not so cruel. Don Court­nage, An­caster

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