Ontarians deserve a $15 minimum wage: Statement from Ontario NDP Labour Critic Cindy Forster

Cindy Forster, Ontario NDP Labour Critic and MPP for Welland, issued the following statement in response to the announcement made today by the Minister of Labour: 

“Ontarians deserve nothing less than a $15 minimum wage, because someone who goes to work 40 hours each week shouldn’t be struggling below the poverty line. Too many people are working two or more low wage, part-time jobs just to pay their hydro bills and to put food on the table. 

Premier Wynne doesn’t get that families can’t survive on the current minimum wage. Unstable employment is having‎ a devastating impact on women, racialized people and immigrants. Now is the time for a ‎$15 minimum wage for Ontario.”