Push for $15 minimum wage continues

But opponents maintain increase would put ‘immense pressure’ on employers
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2017

Workers’ rights activists across Canada are continuing to push for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, despite little interest so far from provincial governments.

Labour unions and anti-poverty activists in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have launched campaigns calling on the governments to raise the minimum wage rate to at least $15.

To date, all of the governments have refused to do so or have remained silent on the issue.