September 15th, 2014

The NDP will press for a vote on the federal minimum wage

The NDP will be using its day in opposition Tuesday to attempt to convince the government to raise the federal minimum wage.

“After 10 years under Stephen Harper, Canadian families are facing urgent problems and need help right away. Reinstating the federal minimum wage is just one of the ways that we want to improve the quality of Canadian jobs,” said NDP Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie).

The NDP motion states:

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it incrementally to $15 per-hour over five years.