Ontario: Hiking Minimum Wage Could Cost 50,000 Jobs – Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Ontario’s $15 minimum wage could cost 50,000 jobs

“Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost the province at least 50,000 jobs, warns Ontario’s independent fiscal watchdog.

“The Financial Accountability Office on Tuesday released a six-page assessment of the Liberal government’s forthcoming hike to the $11.40-an-hour wage, which will jump to $14 in January and $15 in 2019.”

Toronto Star

2. Could the Ontario government lose money selling weed?

From Robyn Urback: “Ontario has revealed what could quite possibly be the most complicated, cumbersome, expensive legalization plan conceivable — one that is certain to maintain the black market while at the same time burdening itself with massive overhead and organizational costs.”

CBC News Opinion

+1: Ontario’s pot-store plan is legitimate – and pathetic – The Globe and Mail

+1: Don’t repeat mistakes of alcohol sales with marijuana – Toronto Star

3. Russia sought a broad reset with Trump, Secret Document Shows

“A Russian proposal obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals Moscow’s ambitious plan to break with the past and launch a major rapprochement with the United States.”

BuzzFeed News

+1: Russia used Facebook events to organize anti-immigrant rallies on U.S. soil – The Daily Beast 

4. The coming-of-age con

“How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?”


5. The case against civilization

“Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?”

The New Yorker