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Lobby group launches petition against minimum wage hike in Alberta

NDP have pledged to raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.


July 16, 2015
by The Canadian Press

CALGARY — A lobby group for small businesses has launched an online petition to try to stop the Alberta government’s plan to substantially increase the minimum wage.

The New Democrats say they will raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.

The minimum wage is currently $10.20 an hour.

Amber Ruddy with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the group has heard a lot of concerns since the first increase was announced.

The federation is offering to set up roundtables so the government can hear directly from small businesses.

She says the consultation period on minimum wage increases was too short.

Ruddy says entrepreneurs are worked up and want elected officials to show that they are listening.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

1 Comment » for Lobby group launches petition against minimum wage hike in Alberta
  1. Douglas Greenfield says:

    Minimum wage policies to crush small businesses, underfunded communities and counties!
    Unscientific carbon tax baloney,
    purposefully putting our little children in harms way with the new changes to school policies and their overall communist style of government is scaring the daylights out of Albertans across the province.

    We want to see the NDP GO … and as soon as possible.

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