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Protesters lobby across the province for minimum wage increase

Over 20 cities across the province are protesting in support of a minimum wage increase
Image from Fight for $15 and Fairness.

Workers from over 20 cities across the province will be taking to the streets today to voice their support for raising the minimum wage. 

They hope to send a message to provincial legislators to stick with a plan to increase the minimum wage in Ontario to 15 dollars an hour on January 1st, 2019.

These workers say big corporations are trying to convince the new Progressive Conservative government to repeal the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act that came in under the previous Liberal government that raised the minimum wage.

In our region there will be two protests: 

Cambridge: Saturday, September 15 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Ainslie St. Transit Terminal, 35 Ainslie St. S

Guelph: Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Guelph City Hall

All the protest locations can be found here.


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