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BREAKING: NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Says That If Elected As Premier She’ll Raise Minimum Wage To $20/Hr By 2026 In Ontario

On Tuesday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announced her plan to raise the minimum wage in Ontario to $20 an hour by 2026, with wages steadily increasing every year.

“Whether you are stocking grocery store shelves or cleaning a hospital you deserve respect. All workers deserve respect,” Horwath wrote in a news release issued Tuesday.

“Respect is not just saying thank you and calling someone a hero. Respect means paying people a wage that pays the bills.”

Horwath also said that with everything in the province seemingly going up, most notably gas, housing and hydro bills, Ontarians are “feeling the squeeze.”

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“Minimum wage earners are working their tails off and still can’t get ahead of the bills. They make sacrifices to buy the necessities for the kids, and often pick up a second or even third job to make ends meet,” Horwath added.

Here is a breakdown of the NDP’s minimum wage schedule:

  • $16 on Oct. 1, 2022
  • $17 on May 1, 2023
  • $18 on May 1, 2024
  • $19 on May 1, 2025
  • $20 on May 1, 2026


Osobe is the Editor-in-chief at 6ixbuzz News leading both local and international coverage. She has written for VICE, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star, HuffPost and Aljazeera.
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