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Income Security

NDP Leader Joe Byrne knows it is possible to phase in a $15 minimum wage immediately. “We’ve seen cost of living rise significantly and we’ve seen significant issues in rent going up. We have all seen the cost of food go up, and it is only fair that wages rise as well,” said Byrne at…

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“$15 is Fair”

   Saturday November 17th — a bright blue-sky morning, and NDP volunteers were tramping through the fresh snow for a good cause.  They were going door-to-door in District 12 (Charlottetown-Victoria Park), for two purposes:  – to glean residents’ opinions about the Minimum Wage; – to remind residents that Joe Byrne, the Leader of Island New…

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Response to MacLauchlan plan for Social Assistance, etc.

   “It’s good to see the Province taking a couple of steps in the right direction … but I have to say: when are we going to take a real run at poverty?”  That’s Joe Byrne’s reaction to today’s (2 November) announcement by a quartet of MacLauchlan Government ministers concerning Social Assistance rates and several…

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NDP-PEI Calls for $15 Minimum Wage

17 October 2018 Minimum Wage: “Fifteen is Fair” NDP’s Byrne, Labour Leader, and Businessman join in call for increase    At a news conference today (17 October), Island New Democrat Leader Joe Byrne again called on the PEI Government to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, starting January 1st.    His position was…

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