A problem in North Korea, diplomacy in Vancouver

While Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un were trading death threats through the media, the summit was being billed as a multilateral alternative led by Canada, a middle power imbued with what British foreign secretary Boris Johnson praised as an “instinct for peace.”

The five big claims against boosting minimum wage, debunked

The planned increases have generated significant public debate, including the predictable circulation of exaggerated claims about the supposed harmful effects of minimum wage increases and stereotypes of who will benefit. I’d like to use recent economic research on minimum wage hikes to debunk five of the most common claims, using examples from several Canadian provinces.