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Why we should abolish tipping

Every time we tip, we reinforce the idea that business owners can pay their workers less because they make so much in tips.

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Albertans’ weekly pay is higher than those in other provinces

The Alberta government recently released data for weekly earnings in the province. I found data for all the provinces.

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Alberta’s 20 highest paid executives made over $200M in 2019

Most of them were in oil and gas.

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Canada’s top 100 CEOs took a $1 million pay cut in 2019

Earlier this month, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report on CEO compensation in Canada. In it, David Macdonald, a senior economist with the CCPA, reviews the data behind compensation for CEOs for 2019 and predicts 2020 compensation—which hasn’t been released yet—based on company share performance. For example, he found that, in 2018, […]

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Canada Pension Plan deductions going up as of tomorrow

Employees and employer will pay up to $268.45 more in 2021 than they did in 2020, and self-employed workers will pay up to $536.90 more.

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Wages of non-union Canadian workers increasing faster than union wages

In fact, union wages are increasing at slower rate now than they were a decade ago.

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The complex web of MLA Drew Barnes and the 11 companies he owns

While researching for an upcoming story, I noticed MLA Drew Barnes claimed as assets, loans to 5 companies. Then I realized they were his own companies.

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Alberta paid over $4.5 million in severance in 1st half of 2019

I decided to go through severance data for 2019, which includes amounts paid for both employment termination and retiring allowance.