Creating a more humane province
By concentrating heavily on the economics of the minimum wage (and indeed, low wages in general), the editorial misses the central point that wages are more about increased opportunities for inclusion and participation.
To deny an expansion of these dimensions to lowincome workers, simply because of stereotypes, economic short-termism and the assertion that only two per cent of people actually work for minimum wage, reflects a fundamental misunderstanding about what it means to be an Albertan.
I’m glad our provincial government continues to act in the interests of ordinary Albertans, and realize that the expansion of justice has a cost. A higher minimum wage, together with the provision of living wages, is the price we can and should pay for the creation of a more just, humane and inclusive province. Timothy Wild, Calgary