The NDP’s $15 Minimum Wage Mystery - When Does it Kick In?

September 2, 2019

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals say the Manitoba NDP need to be clear with Manitobans about one of their major policy planks: raising the minimum wage.

The NDP have been saying that if elected, they will raise the minimum wage to $15/hr. However, Liberals say the NDP promise has a big catch — it doesn’t kick in for five years.

Two years ago, NDP Leader Wab Kinew said they would raise the minimum wage to $15, but not until 2024.

“The NDP need to be absolutely clear with Manitobans about this because there is a big difference between $15/hr next year, and $15/hr five years from now,” said Eddie Calisto-Tavares, Manitoba Liberal Candidate for St. Johns. “If anyone thinks the NDP is going to raise the minimum wage in a hurry, they are in for a big surprise.”

The Manitoba Liberals have proposed increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr within two years as part of their anti-poverty strategy.


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