Public Interest Alberta debates minimum wage increase on Alberta Primetime
As Alberta’s minimum wage is set to increase from $13.60 to $15.00 per hour by October 1, 2018, the a business lobby group has called on the province to freeze the minimum wage at its current rate of $13.60 per hour.
Our executive director, Joel French, debated this proposal on CTV Two’s Alberta Primetime program, which aired on August 22nd. Our province has gone on too long allowing workers to be paid poverty-level wages. The minimum wage increase will allow these workers to support their families.