The Cornwall & District Labour Council lead a “raise the wage” rally in Cornwall on Saturday, September 14, in support of rasing minimum wage to $14 an hour. It’s been frozen at $10.25 for 3 years. The event took place along Second Street and Glengarry Blvd., facing the McDonalds and Tim Hortons parking lots. Armed with picket signs, leaflets, postcards for the Premier, and petitions for people to sign. According to Labour Council President Elaine MacDonald, “We support these corporations and we want them to support their workers. Currently, these companies are lobbying the govenment to keep the wage down. We want it raised.” Similar events took place in fourteen cities across Ontario.
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