OTTAWA - Today, NDP MP Peggy Nash (Parkdale High Park) will introduce a bill in the House of Commons that will re-establish a federal minimum wage and set it at $10 an hour.
"Canada is considered a low wage country with high rates of poverty," said Nash, who is the NDP's lead critic for Toronto. "It is time for the federal government to show leadership in the area of income security."
Federal minimum wage was eliminated in 1996 under the Liberal government. At this time, the current provincial or territorial rates were adopted as the federal minimums.