Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

November 13, 2013 10:18 ET

Media Advisory: Community Members Call on Premier Kathleen Wynne to Support $5 Billion Economic Boost Through Minimum Wage Increase

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2013) - On November 14, community, labour and student groups across Ontario will be calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to support a $5 billion boost to the economy by raising the minimum wage to $14. Community members will present an oversized cheque for $5 billion to Premier Kathleen Wynne's constituency office, representing the economic stimulus of a minimum wage increase.

WHAT: Presentation of $5 billion cheque to Premier Kathleen Wynne's constituency office
WHEN: 11:15am, Thursday November 14, 2013
WHERE: Kathleen Wynne's constituency office, 795 Eglinton Ave. E (at Laird)
WHO: Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage
VISUALS: Over-sized $5 billion cheque

Ontario's minimum wage has been frozen at $10.25 for three years, pushing workers almost 20% below the poverty line. The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is calling on the Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal government to implement a $14 minimum wage for all workers.

Across Ontario, community members will present over-sized cheques to over 50 MPPs, including visits to 18 MPPs in Toronto on November 14th. Students on dozens of campuses will join the day of action, calling for a $14 minimum wage and highlighting concerns about rising student debt and low-wage jobs for students.

For more information on the campaign, visit: www.raisetheminimumwage.ca.

Follow the campaign Twitter account @fairwagesnow and hashtag #14now.

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