Minimum 15

"It is unacceptable that thousands of people working full-time still live below the poverty line.
This is why we demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The federal government must take an active part in the fight against poverty and inequality.
Let’s fight for 15!


  - Alexandre Boulerice



Questions on minimum wage



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Starbucks, McDonald’s, Subway, Pizza Hut and a vast majority of businesses make exorbitant profits and CEOs are given record compensation packages and bonuses. Total compensation for the CEO of Tim Hortons in 2013 was $3.4 million, while employees...


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Employees of small businesses should also be paid a living wage like everyone else. The government, which currently spends millions of dollars on tax breaks for large multinationals, could take those subsidizes and instead use the money to provide...


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Minimum wage is the legal minimum that employers must pay employees. Currently in Quebec, a single person earning minimum wage ($10.55/hour) working full time (37.5 hours/week) takes home $18,749/year. According to Statistics Canada, the low-incom...


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In 1996, the Liberal government scrapped the federal minimum wage as part of a broad program of cuts. With no federal minimum wage, it was left up to the provinces to set a minimum wage. This, along with other poor decisions, contributed to growin...


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No. Of minimum-wage employees, 62% are over 25 years old, and a significant number of them have a postsecondary education. Almost two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. Contrary to the myth that working at a minimum wage job is only a tempo...


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In Canada, many families working full time still live below the poverty line. We believe that any job should allow everyone to support themselves and their families. There is only one way to do this: raise the minimum wage to $15/hour. A $15/hour ...


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Reinstating the federal minimum wage at $15/hour would have an impact on more than 800 000 employees in federally regulated industries such as the railway, transportation, banking and financial services, telecommunications, broadcasting, etc. It w...


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Remember that the 2008 financial crisis experienced by our neighbours to the south was caused by greed and dishonesty from Wall Street and U.S. banks, not by minimum wage employees. The real threat to our economy comes from the policies of big cor...