Posted on May 24, 2016

Minimum wage earners deserve more

Dishwasher at work in restaurant kitchen

On May 24th, 2016, I rose in the house to speak again about the importance of raising our minimum wage in Alberta. Here's part of what I said. You can watch the rest in the video below.

"Of those Albertans making less than $15 per hour, over 33,000 of them are single-income families supporting children, thousands of single parents that can’t afford to buy their children a winter coat, never mind themselves, and who still have to choose between their groceries and their medication. I know the struggle. I grew up in a family where my dad was part of the working poor, where a winter coat was a luxury. This is unacceptable, this is un-Albertan, and this needs to change."