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Globe editorial questions whether Ontario's economic platforms are good for workers

Provincial economic platforms, including jobs programs and income supplements touch on Catholic Social Teachings relating to the common good, the dignity of work, solidarity, good stewardship, and the universal destination of goods. All jurisdictions must be competitive on wages in order to attract business. However, they also need to attract and keep low-wage workers by treating them fairly and not exploiting their economic vulnerability. Some question whether the Ford government has fairly considered both sides of the question.


Source: Globe and Mail - October 24, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-ontario-is-open-for-business-but-on-the-back-of/

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Canada - Ontario

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Subjects:
Democracy, citizenship & participation, Dignity of work, Economic justice & sustainability, Human Rights & Duties, Justice, Love, Poverty, greed & contentment, Prudence, Respect for the common good, Stewardship of office, Truth, Wisdom

Keywords:

freeze the minimum wage, roll back rights, life of uncertainty, changes mostly for the worse


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