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This week's feature article from Susan Snelling on the working poor population of Greater Sudbury–and public health’s response–is timely: the Ontario government announced that it will increase the minimum wage to $8.00 as of February 1, 2007. The move has provoked a debate about what constitutes a “living wage” and whether raising the minimum wage is good or bad for business and the economy. The Sudbury & District Public Health unit partnered with researchers from Laurentian University and the University of Toronto to get a better look at the low-wage earners in their own community and the project is profiled in "A Needs Assessment of Sudbury’s Working Poor Population."

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2007
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501
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20070208
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501

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