standard of living

Blog
Apr 8, 2011

Raising the minimum wage to reduce poverty

Andrew Jackson
The national average minimum wage is now about 40% of average hourly earnings, still low compared to the OECD average and well below the high of about 60% in France.
Columnists
Dec 8, 2009

Canada is number nine

A new report from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards reveals how poorly Canadians have been faring compared to citizens of other industrial nations.
Blog
Feb 17, 2009

Who pays the bill?

Trish Hennessy
Somehow, we came to believe that Canada could enjoy the same high standard of living –- with public services the envy of many nations –- without having to pay full price for them.
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