Québec Solidaire and Parti Québécois promise to bump minimum wage to $15

Sep 4 2018, 3:32 pm

The Parti Québécois and Québec Solidaire each used a Labour Day conference to promise a $3.65 per hour increase to Quebec’s minimum wage, if elected to the next provincial government.

Jean-François Lisée, the head of the PQ, told the crowd he would gradually boost minimum wage to $15 by the year 2022.

The party also said they would stand up for non-unionized workers in Quebec, whom the PQ claims are being cheated out of $350 million in salary from unpaid overtime.

Manon Massé of the left-wing party Québec Solidaire, said they would also implement a $15 minimum wage plan in 2019, if elected.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, co-spokesperson of Québec Solidaire, used Ontario as a good example of raising minimum wage:

The QS party would also invest $100 million per year over five years to help smaller businesses, farmers and community organizations.

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