CANADA: Prime Minister Denies Increase of Federal Minimum Wage

On 7 October, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his administration does not plan on increasing the federal minimum wage. Provinces including Alberta and Ontario plan to increase minimum wage. Trudeau announced his government will not follow suit, stating conditions rather than money will aid the economy. Majority of minimum wage requirements areunder provincial jurisdiction. A rise in the federal minimum wage would impact approximately six percent of the employed population nationwide.

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