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Stories to watch this week: Gov’t to unveil $15 minimum wage plan, secondary suites on Calgary council agenda

Jun 29, 2015

by Elizabeth Hames

ALBERTA

$15 minimum wage
The Alberta government will outline it’s first steps in implementing a $15 minimum wage, later this morning. Restaurant owners in the province have spoken out against the hourly increase

Secondary suites could go to plebiscite
Calgarians could decide whether secondary suites will be allowed in their city. Calgary city council will discuss today whether secondary suites should be the subject of a plebiscite in the 2017 election.

CANADA

Report into alleged Dalhousie dentistry sexism released today
Dalhousie University’s dentistry program will be under scrutiny today. An independent report into alleged misogyny and homophobia in the department will be released this morning.

WORLD

Stocks tumble as Grexit fears increase

The world is watching Greece this week. Talks between Greece and its creditors have broken down, sparking fears the country will default on its loans and exit the euro zone. That has caused European stock prices to tumble, and has many wondering what happens next. The Greek government ordered banks to close Monday, after the European Central Bank said it wouldn’t increase the amount of emergency loans to the Greek banks.

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