Elected Living Wage Supporters


Low Wage work hurts families and undermines the local economy.

The rapid rise of low wage jobs is a growing concern in Ontario communities. Many of us no longer earn enough at our jobs to make ends meet. We face impossible choices. Buy food or paying the rent? Heat the apartment or fix the car? Growing numbers of us face spirally debt and constant anxiety about the future. More of us have long term health problems.
In Ontario nearly 1.7 million workers work at lower paid jobs.

There is a solution. It’s a Living Wage.

Over 170 employers across the province have made the commitment to pay their employees at least a living wage. More and more individuals, community groups, employers and politicians are showing their support for the living wage. We are asking every candidate in the 2018 Municipal Elections across Ontario to support the living wage movement in the province.

Municipalities hold a key to solving poverty by paying a living wage Municipal governments are anchor institutions in communities and have an opportunity to influence other employer organizations to do the right thing.

Cities of the 21st century must stand for fairness and equality. And not just in words, but with wages.

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Should I be elected to public office, I pledge to advocate for our public sector employers to become certified Living Wage employers.

 

Who's endorsing

262 endorsements

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  • Deanna MacNeil
    endorsed via 2018-10-22 18:38:10 -0400
    Spadina Fort York, Toronto, Ward 10
  • Valerie Maltais
    endorsed 2018-10-21 20:25:43 -0400
    Beaches-East York, Ward 19
  • Kristeen Sprague
    endorsed 2018-10-21 12:59:40 -0400
    Hamilton, Ward 3, City Council
  • Kuga Kasilingam
    endorsed 2018-10-21 09:46:38 -0400
    Toronto Public School Board Ward 16
  • Maureen Cassidy
    endorsed 2018-10-20 18:04:33 -0400
    London, ON, City Councillor, Ward 5
  • Kaydeen Bankasingh
    endorsed 2018-10-20 16:07:28 -0400
    Toronto District School Board Trustee candidate

    Ward 8: Eglinton-Lawrence & Toronto St. Paul’s
  • Josh Matlow
    endorsed 2018-10-20 04:11:00 -0400
    Toronto, ward 12- St. Paul’s
  • Zia Choudhary
    endorsed 2018-10-19 22:29:52 -0400
    WARD 21 TORONTO CITY COUNCILLOR CANDIDATE
  • Judy Worsley
    endorsed 2018-10-19 19:21:02 -0400
    Halton, Burlington,Ward 1, City Councillor
  • John Gray
    endorsed 2018-10-19 15:06:38 -0400
    City of Oshawa, City Councillor Ward 5
  • Gaspare Bonomo
    endorsed 2018-10-19 12:52:59 -0400
    Hamilton Region (Dundas-Flamboirough), Ward 13, Councillor
  • Derek Giberson
    endorsed 2018-10-19 11:49:45 -0400
    Ward 4, Oshawa, City Councillor
  • Kelly Steiss
    endorsed 2018-10-19 11:22:20 -0400
    Waterloo, Mayor
  • Peggy Moulder
    endorsed 2018-10-19 07:48:37 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 3, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Nathalie Xian Yi Yan
    endorsed 2018-10-19 01:42:52 -0400
    Ward 4
  • Michael Pattison
    endorsed 2018-10-18 22:23:56 -0400
    Hamilton, City, Mayor
  • Henry Geissler
    endorsed 2018-10-18 22:00:58 -0400
    Municipality of Hamilton, Mayor
  • Kimberly Calderbank
    endorsed 2018-10-18 18:15:43 -0400
    Halton Region

    Ward 2

    City Council, Burlington
  • Mary Fragedakis
    endorsed 2018-10-18 17:59:56 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 14, City Councillor
  • Ryan Lester
    endorsed 2018-10-18 16:43:16 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 13 Toronto Centre
  • Nicole Durnford
    endorsed 2018-10-18 14:48:39 -0400
    Brantford, Ward 3
  • Saima Zaidi
    endorsed 2018-10-18 10:40:07 -0400
    Town Councillor,Ward7, Oakville, Ontario
  • Mark Wozny
    endorsed 2018-10-18 09:53:54 -0400
    Candidate for Mayor
  • Hamid Shakeri
    endorsed 2018-10-18 05:59:51 -0400
    Toronto, Ward 18, Councillor Candidate
  • James Gordon
    endorsed 2018-10-18 05:44:25 -0400
    Ward 2 Guelph
  • Helmi Charif
    endorsed 2018-10-18 02:47:00 -0400
    Windsor Ward 3
  • Moon Inthavong
    @Moon_Inthavong tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 00:30:42 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=3356
  • Moon Inthavong
    endorsed 2018-10-18 00:30:21 -0400
    London ON City Councillor Candidate Ward 8
  • Richard Massie
    endorsed 2018-10-17 23:57:18 -0400
    Hamilton, Ward 1, Councillor
  • Wiquar Husain
    endorsed 2018-10-17 23:03:12 -0400
    Windsor, Ward 1, Councillor

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