The debate to raise minimum wage has made it’s way into Saskatchewan.
Representatives from Fight for 15 Saskatchewan were out at the University of Regina Friday, getting signatures in support of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Spokesperson Nick Day says if other provinces have successfully implemented a $15/hour minimum wage, why can’t Saskatchewan?
“We see in Alberta and Ontario that people are willing to do this and when they do, the economy grows,” he says. “Alberta did this and they had blockbuster job growth after they increased the minimum wage.”
Day calls the current provincial minimum wage of $10.96/hour an outrage and says quite a few people are backing this initiative.
“We hand this clipboard to people and say ‘Do you want to support a $15 minimum wage?’ and they say ‘Heck yes, give me that clipboard.'”