Study Shows Minimum Wage Inadequate for Saskatchewan Working People

 

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that two parents working to support a family require wages of $16.46 per hour to manage the cost of living in Regina. Unlike a low-income threshold, a living wage incorporates the costs of adequate housing, transportation, and nutrition, as well as of allowing people to actively participate in community life and planning for the future. As the CCPA describes, a living wage is a wage “designed not to just allow families to survive, but to thrive.”

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