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By Jack Bourassa

(As appeared in the Nov. 29, 2017 issue of 'Yellowknifer') 

We were slightly amused in recent weeks to see Premier Bob McLeod issue a 'red alert' to our federal government. I certainly do feel there is a lot to be 'alerted' about as it comes to the lack of commitment by the feds to Northern living and how services are delivered to our citizens.

Do you know of a registered non-profit that needs funding assistance?  United Way NWT is getting ready to make its community investment decisions for 2018. Registered non-profits have until December 8th to apply for a grant of up to $7,500 for their community projects.  See the press release for more details news release for more information.

Across the country there is an increasingly accepted view that raising the minimum wage is both socially responsible and of net benefit to the economy.
Within the last year, the public discourse around this subject has shifted dramatically after progressive leadership in several provinces have either announced a $15/hr wage floor before 2020; or put plans in place to work toward that figure before 2020.

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