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Friday, August 14, 2015

NDP Proposal for Minimum Wage

NDP's Proposal for a Federal Minimum Wage, Explained
Who would benefit? Who's opposed? And more questions answered.
By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 11 Aug 2015,
What is the NDP proposing?
The NDP proposal is for a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour. That means it would apply to federally regulated industries only, such as transportation, broadcasting, and banks. Last year, The Tyee published a story about how it could mean a raise for small town radio reporters.
In 1996, the governing Liberals scrapped the federal minimum wage because it had not been raised in 10 years, and provincial wages were higher than the $4-an-hour rate anyway.
A federal minimum wage would not apply to all minimum wage jobs in Canada, such as retail or restaurants. The federal government does not have the authority to set minimum wages for industries that are not regulated by Ottawa.

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