Friday, January 26, 2007

A Class Warfare Truce?

Today, as I reading the paper, one story leaped out at me. According to this report in the Star, while John Tory will not go all the way towards supporting an increase in the minimum wage to $10/hour, he would look at indexing it to inflation. Of course if it had been indexed to inflation way back in 1995 when Harris froze it, we wouldn't be having to look at ways to raise it now, it would already be in the $8-$10/hour range. I know that Tory's remarks on this give him plenty of room to back away from doing anything about minimum wages, but the fact that he is prepared to discuss it terms that are other than doctrinaire free-market ideology is encouraging.