A campaign is growing across to establish a $15 minimum wage. Unions, social groups and anti-poverty groups describe it as a «living wage» and that full-time workers shouldn't be stuck below the poverty level. But some businesses say higher wages will force them to hike prices, and could even mean that jobs will get cut. We look at the debate, and if we could be looking at a wage hike any time soon.
Guest(s) : Dominique Daigneault, President, CSN Montreal Metropolitan Central Council Egbert Gaye, Editor, Community Contact Ethan Cox, Editor, Ricochet.media Germain Belzile, Senior Research Associate, Montreal Economic Institute
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!