• Number of minimum wage earners doubled in ten years

    Women, minorities among rising number of minimum wage workers. Minimum wage boost would help close wage gap for vulnerable workers. The share of Ontario workers toiling for minimum wage has more than doubled from 4.3 per cent to 9 per cent since 2003, according to new research being released Tuesday. And those $10.25-per-hour workers are […]

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    Help Hamilton Community News help those in need

    Newspaper group partners with Hamilton Food Share for annual food drive. Back in March of 2013, 17,069 of our friends and neighbours turned to Hamilton’s food banks to help feed themselves and their families. And while that number is down slightly from March 2012, there is no question that the number of people relying on […]

  • The Spectator’s view: Food banks, sadly, are a necessary evil

    Food banks; we can’t do without them, but they are not part of the poverty solution. Food banks are an essential component of life for many Hamiltonians. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way. The Hamilton Community Foundation found that in March this year, more than 17,000 people — at least 6,000 of whom […]