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— Feb 2, 2017
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Ontario, 2017

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Ontario finds that government employees in Ontario—including federal, provincial and municipal workers—receive 13.4 per cent higher wages, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector and also enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits.

— Jan 12, 2017
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia finds that government workers in B.C. receive 7.4 per cent higher wages, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector, and enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits, too. For example, nine-in-ten public sector workers have defined benefit pension plans, compared to just one-in-ten in the private sector. And government workers retire, on average, 2.5 years earlier.

— Dec 8, 2016
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Canada

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Canada finds that government workers in Canada get 10.6 per cent higher pay than comparable private-sector workers and also enjoy more generous benefits—including earlier retirement, more personal leave, more job security and better pensions.

— Mar 3, 2016
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Despite good intentions, raising the minimum wage will do little to reduce poverty mainly because most minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income household. Raising the Minimum Wage: Misguided Policy, Unintended Consequences diffuses the notion that the typical minimum-wage earner is a single parent struggling to survive.

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