January 30th, 2020

Still no $15 minimum wage plan from Liberals

Halifax -- NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement in response to the announced increase of minimum wage:

“Nova Scotia has the lowest median income in the country and is the only province in Canada where child poverty is increasing.
With so many people being crushed by debt and working two or three jobs to try to stay afloat, what we need is a minimum wage, not of 11-something, not of 12-something, but of $15."

The NDP has been pushing for a $15 minimum wage for several years. The NDP bill on minimum wage set a course to reach a $15 minimum wage by this April.