Pay gap is election’s elephant in the room

By David Olive (originally published by Toronto Star) - This campaign will be remembered as one unmatched in modern times for its number and variety of proposed measures to improve economic justice.

With just over two weeks remaining in the campaign, those measures already include big investments in job-creating infrastructure; universal daycare and pharmacare; a boost in CPP payouts for seniors; renewed federal investment in affordable housing, a field of crucial importance effectively abandoned by the feds decades ago; and reinstatement of the federal minimum wage, against which all employers benchmark themselves in competing for skilled labour….

[Cross-posted from Toronto Star publication of October 3, 2015
at http://torontostar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx]

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