The Parti Québécois (PQ) is calling on the CAQ government to gradually increase the minimum wage to $18 an hour to tackle poverty and wage inequality.
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While the cost of living continues to rise dramatically, he can’t keep up with the minimum wage, says the PQ, which reiterates its electoral commitment.
“With the current minimum wage of $14.25 an hour, which is about $27,000 a year, no one can live with dignity. The Prime Minister also recognized himself that it was not realistic,” PQ MP for Matane-Matapédia Pascal Bérubé said in a press release.
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He reminds that with the rise in food prices and the rise in housing prices, many Quebecers are living below the income line.
“However, all their professions are necessary for the proper functioning of our society. No one who works full-time should live in poverty in Quebec. It’s okay to give checks, but that won’t solve the root of the problem,” he added.