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  • ML
    December 16, 2013 - 01:05

    Minimum wage in Canada maybe just change it to Slave wage, who the heck can live on $10.25 hr no one can make a decent living on minimum wage, we may be poor but we work hard and we are Canadians we should not be deprived of a home and nutritional meals because we work for minimum wage. CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD STOP WASTING OUR TAX DOLLARS that would save us a load of money.

  • NL TURF
    November 01, 2013 - 22:56

    Darin can tell the masses about the 50 cent per hour, minimum wage increase over 2 years and still keep a straight face!!! Certainly there will be dancing in the streets tonight for sure!! Oh Joy oh Bliss!! Hell of a good thing the cost of living won't be going over 25 cents per year over the next two!! Amazed, amazed, yep, he said it with a straight face!! Glad to see the working poor is enjoying the benefits of this so called " HAVE PROVINCE"

    • Jackie Barrett
      November 02, 2013 - 13:08

      Darin King also thinks that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are fools in saying that our minimum wage will be Canada's third highest two years from now. Other provinces with much higher minimum wages than us such as British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and even Nova Scotia will likely be higher than us in 2 years time. For example, since Nova Scotia's minimum wage is linked to the low income cutoff and Consumer Price Index, it could increase from $10.30 per hour now to $10.75 per hour or even higher in 2015. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are smarter than you think, Mr. King, so don't mislead us.

  • Jackie Barrett
    November 01, 2013 - 21:47

    Even though the minimum wage is up, its substantially smaller than our "down under" brothers and sisters. Australia has the world's highest national minimum wage at CAD $16.78 or AUS $16.88 per hour, and New Zealand's minimum wage is CAD $11.80 or NZ $13.75 per hour, and this is no joke. At least nutritious foodstuffs in both countries are substantially cheaper than Canada, especially milk and poultry products.

    • david
      November 02, 2013 - 10:41

      With its young, highly skilled workforce, and its direct participation in the fastest growing regional economy on the face of the Earth, Australia has an ever-so-slightly more robust economy than Newfoundland.....just so you know. And Australia has increasingly and quite sensibly abandoned the entire trade union movement, while Newfoundland infects every new job-creating opportunity with its irrelevant, anti-productive poison.

  • melvena brake
    November 01, 2013 - 20:56

    It is poverty!!!! Nothing to sing about....

    • Elizabeth Hall
      November 03, 2013 - 00:26

      I agree with that it is poverty

  • david
    November 01, 2013 - 17:23

    A Wal Mart and Tim Hortons economy.....and THIS ---- arbitrarily raising the cost of an employee completely disconnected sand unrelated to any measure of productivity --- continues to be their genius, vote-pandering move. This place is so utterly and royally screwed.

  • Jackie Barrett
    November 01, 2013 - 17:16

    After learning about the planned minimum wage increases in 2014 and 2015 to $10.25 per hour and $10.50 per hour respectfully, this hike is definitely disgraceful. If you calculate the real wage based on 2010 levels, you'll notice that real minimum wage will still be below $10.00 per hour. In other words, $10.25 per hour in 2010 is worth just $9.47 per hour in 2014, and $10.50 per hour in 2010 is worth just $9.51 per hour in 2015 based on the Present Value Formula. This is no joke, to bring the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour based on 2010 levels, the 2014 and 2015 minimum wage should be at least $10.83 per hour and $11.04 per hour respectfully based on the Future Value Formula. In light of the minimum wages being set at below $10.00 per hour based on 2010 terms for 2014 and 2015, the Dunderdale Government should be ashamed of themselves for making life unaffordable for low wage Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. One reason why Dunderdale must be voted out in 2015.

  • Gerald Wade Smith
    November 01, 2013 - 17:02

    What a joke when the cost of living is at 18 dollars an hour. Poor will stay poor.

    • ML
      December 16, 2013 - 01:08

      Minimum wage in Canada maybe just change it to Slave wage, who the heck can live on $10.25 hr no one can make a decent living on minimum wage, we may be poor but we work hard and we are Canadians we should not be deprived of a home and nutritional meals because we work for minimum wage. CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD STOP WASTING OUR TAX DOLLARS that would save us a load of money.