Trudeau Announced A New Initiative To Raise Pay For Low-Income Essential Workers In Canada

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday that the federal government has reached an agreement “with all the provinces and territories” to give a wage increase to low-income essential workers across Canada.

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“We are relying on them now more than ever, and that is why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to provide them with a much-needed wage boost.”

Quebec has already announced a wage increase for some of its essential workers to close the gap between their current pay and the amount distributed through the federal Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to individuals whose jobs have been impacted by the health crisis.

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