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A new study has revealed how much you'd need to earn in several towns and cities in Alberta to earn a "living wage."

According to research by the Alberta Living Wage Network, a living wage is defined as the hourly wage you'd need to earn to cover
"basic expenses and participate in the community."

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Good morning — Andrew from Narcity's Canada Morning Brief here. ☕

Off The Top: Look out below! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went bungee jumping in Quebec this weekend to celebrate his son's birthday — the most precipitous fall we've seen from a G7 leader since the U.K. elected Liz Truss.

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The minimum wage employees can earn changed in many provinces on October 1 when planned salary increments took effect across the country.

This means that minimum wage workers in as many as six provinces became eligible for a raise.

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Ontario's minimum wage just increased but that doesn't mean it's now the highest hourly pay rate in all of Canada because some provinces and territories still beat it.

Effective as of October 1, 2022, the minimum wage in Ontario has been boosted and the increase is related to the province's Consumer Price Index for 2022.

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Jagmeet Singh has said that rising rent, low-paying jobs and student debt aren't "fair" to hardworking young people in Canada.

The NDP leader posted on Twitter and Instagram in response to the Real Affordability Index, a report by Youthful Cities and RBC Future Launch that revealed Canadian cities aren't affordable for people between 15 and 29 years old.

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