Posted April 18, 2016
On Friday, April 15, ACORN members from across Canada joined allies to take action for a $15 minimum wage. ACORN members participated in actions in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and Surrey.
In Toronto, ACORN leaders joined allies at a rally downtown in front of the Ministry of Labour, and in Ottawa member Amber Slegtenhorst spoke to the crowd, before Ottawa and Gatineau members marched with many groups - including union allies, students, and workers - across the MacKenzie King Bridge to participate in the banner drop.
In Halifax, members rallied in front of the McDonald’s on Spring Garden Road, along with labour and student union allies. Members in Montreal delivered a letter to Outremont MNA Helene David, and then petitioned on Fight for $15 at a local metro stop.
The campaign for a $15 minimum wage continues to grow as more groups join the fight. ACORN members know that working people deserve a living wage!
Metro News Halifax: Fair Wage Coalition thinks Nova Scotians deserve a raise
Nova Scotia Advocate: Going hungry on minimum wage. The fight for $15 in Halifax