I have come to expect little from the Lethbridge Herald, and since they continue to disregard fact checking or in-depth understanding of complex issues, I have rarely have had those low expectations exceeded.
In today’s paper, an article by Dave Mabell about the expected Alberta minimum wage bump. Here is how he started it:
For Alberta’s working teenagers, it should make a difference.
For Alberta’s working TEENAGERS?! How about the working poor? The low-income, double employed families? New Canadians who cannot get their PSE accreditation accepted in their field here in Canada? Single mothers? Post-secondary students?
Is this paper so out of touch they didn’t stop to think a minimum wage bump is important because of those hard working-can’t pay bills or support families-need social assistance-can’t unionize because of job security threat-grown ass people who need it?
At least the people he called for quotes had some idea of the need for this wage bump.