Push continues for a living wage in Hamilton


Jim Stanford, well-known CAW economist and media commentator was the key note speaker at the Centre for Civic Governance’s Sharing of Good Ideas forum held in Hamilton recently. He spoke on The Living Wage.

His presentation was followed by a panel that included Sam Magavern, a volunteer attorney for the City of Buffalo Living Wage Commission; Hamilton Wentworth school board Trustee Robert Barlow and Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction Director Tom Cooper.

The City of Hamilton is exploring the idea of implementing a Living Wage for the Southern Ontario community.

CBC Hamilton interviewed Mr. Stanford following his presentation and subsequently did a feature piece on the issue of a Living Wage.  To read more and listen to the interview, please visit the CBC.