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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Raising the Minimum Wage?
Not Again!

I suspect there were no economists on this committee:

HALIFAX (CP) - A report has recommended that Nova Scotians receive a 30 cent increase in their minimum wage this fall.The Department of Environment and Labour released a report Friday from the Minimum Wage Review Committee. The minister has until the end of May to respond. The report recommended the minimum wage be increased to $6.90 per hour.It also recommends a further increase to $7.15 by next April.The committee includes two employer and two employee representatives.

As BrianF said when he sent this to me, it would be interesting to learn more about the industries the employers and employees are from.

For a carnival of links to minimum wage articles, see this piece by the Hispanic Pundit. Also, King has this at SCSU Scholars.
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