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Submission to the Alberta Ministry of Labour on Proposed Increases to the Provincial Minimum Wage: Background Report

Derek Cook
Rita Yembilah
Canadian Poverty Institute
Executive Summary
The Government of Alberta in October 2015 increased
the province’s minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20. This
position paper is a result of minimum wage consultations
Alberta Labour held in Calgary on 06 June 2016 which the
Canadian Poverty Institute attended. At the consultation
the Province sought input on three clear questions:
• Experiences with changes to the minimum wage
that took effect in October 2015.
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Planning to Eliminate Child Poverty: Thematic Overview of Child Poverty Policy in Canada

Rita Yembilah
Chelsea Lamb Mak
Canadian Poverty Institute paper
This paper is the result of a provision in the Child Poverty Project agreement requiring a policy scan that will shape the study. The objective of the policy scan was to collate
from the federal to the municipal level, past and current efforts to address child poverty in Canada. Research for this report commenced in March 2016. 
Addressing child poverty has been on the Canadian radar historically but 1989 is arguably the resolution year in terms of concerted efforts to prevent a paradox of child
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