Arguments for Increasing the Minimum Wage

Just about everyone agrees that a minimum wage is not a living wage. A couple of articles make more arguments for increasing the minimum wage. An article on Rabble.ca, "Making the minimum wage a living wage," argues that businesses that can't afford to pay employees a living wage shouldn't be in business. Another article on the Straightgoods.ca, "Economics of the minimum wage," argues that raising the minimum wage does not cause job loss. The CBC has a backgrounder on minimum wage laws in Canada.