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Horwath Promises $20/h Minimum Wage if Elected Premier

The Horwath plan calls for gradual yearly increases to reach $20/h by May 2026.

The NDP is promising a $20/h minimum wage if elected in the New Year.

Leader Andrea Horwath announced her plan on Tuesday morning. It would call for a gradual increase of a $1 per hour, every year until 2026, to reach the $20/h mark. 

Horwath says the current minimum wage is not enough to live on. 

"Whether you are stocking grocery store shelves or cleaning a hospital you deserve respect. All workers deserve respect. Respect is not just saying thank you and calling someone a hero. Respect means paying people a wage that pays the bills." 

Horwath says the Ford Government has not done enough for workers. 

"Doug Ford cancelled a minimum wage increase and froze workers’ wages for three years. He has denied workers paid sick days again and again. And his low-wage policy includes a wage cap, which is forcing wages down for the whole middle class. He’s not here for working folks. It's time for a premier that is." 

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