Minimum wage increase over $2 less than Kingston’s living wage

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that minimum wage is to be increased from $14.35 to $15, starting January 2022 — a pay rate which doesn’t even amount to a living wage in the majority of Ontario cities, according to Ontario Living Wage Network.  The COVID-19 pandemic has made

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Letter: The time has come for a basic income guarantee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not neccessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As we celebrate International Basic Income Week (Sept 14-20), we can recall that for a long time many thinkers have proposed the idea of a basic income. Now,

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The clarity and hope of COVID-19

It has been almost three months since I wrote a column for the local press. Between balancing my day job as a supply teacher and role as a city councillor; renovating then selling my financée’s house as we prepare for marriage; planning a wedding; and trying to keep up some

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