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Demonstration planned for Waterloo Square to protest minimum wage

A poverty group has organized a protest for Waterloo Square at noon tomorrow to fight for HIGHER minimum wage

The Alliance Against Poverty is taking part in the day of action called “The Fight for $15 and Fairness Campaign.”

Just a month after minimum wage was increased, they’re calling on the federal government to change minimum wage again to $15 an hour.

“A minimum range in the range of $11 or $11.25 still puts workers, full-time workers, so that’s 35 hours a week year-long, that still puts them about 15 percent below the poverty line” says Brayden McNeill, spokesperson with Alliance Against Poverty.

McNeill adds that minimum wage should be linked to the poverty line to ensure people can afford the necessities in life.