SHITTIER AND SHITTIER

THERE ARE MORE SHIT JOBS in Ontario now than ever before: five times as many workers get paid the minimum wage now, as workers did 20 years ago; one third or all Ontario workers make no more than $16.60 an hour, today. And yet, big business and all their kept politicians, keep claiming Ontario is pretty much a workers’ paradise. A new study from the Toronto-based Workers’ Action Centre (WAC) reveals how deeply absurd and false that claim is.

PAYDAY ROULETTE

IT’S A CRAP SHOOT every pay day for all 290,000 workers in the public service of Canada. Nothing is a safe bet. You might get paid, or you might not. You might get too much, or not enough. Insufficient tax deductions might leave you coping with huge pay reductions in future paycheques. The accuracy of T4 slips is anybody’s guess, It’s a crap shoot.

OIL SLICK

THEY BURN BARNS, DON’T THEY? It’s a hard fact the RCMP can’t deny and one Wet’suwet’en protesters can’t forget, as they process a report from the RCMP of a “violent confrontation” at the Coastal GasLink construction camp near the Morice River in the B.C. interior on February 17.