June 4, 2017

After factoring in expenses and other community data, poverty activists say the living wage in Chatham-Kent is $15.86 per hour.

The figure — which is based on a family of four with two parents working full-time — was released during an information event hosted by the Prosperity Roundtable of Chatham-Kent on Tuesday night at Aristo's Banquet Hall.

According to the group, a living wage covers costs such as food, clothing, shelter and transportation, and also allows a family to participate in their local community with a decent quality of life.

The minimum wage in Ontario is currently $11.40 per hou...

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