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

257 endorsements

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  • Chris Morris
    endorsed 2018-10-05 10:01:28 -0400
    Kingston, Lakeside, City Council
  • Lori-Lynn Giaschi-Pacini
    endorsed 2018-10-05 08:04:45 -0400
    Mayor of Bracebridge
  • Jordan Morelli
    endorsed 2018-10-04 19:39:02 -0400
    Lakeside District 4 Council candidate
  • Robert Kiley
    endorsed 2018-10-04 19:28:47 -0400
    Trillium District (6), For Kingston City Council
  • Karrie Porter
    endorsed 2018-10-04 16:46:12 -0400
    St. Catharines, Ontario. city Council for Ward 4
  • Jay Edington
    endorsed 2018-10-04 15:11:37 -0400
    Hamilton Ward 6 Public School Board Trustee
  • Cameron Kroetsch
    endorsed 2018-10-04 12:23:30 -0400
    Hamilton, ON; Ward 2 City Councillor
  • Sandra Hanmer
    endorsed 2018-10-04 12:16:14 -0400
    City of Waterloo, Ward 1,Councillor
  • Mo Al Jumaily
    endorsed 2018-10-04 05:10:36 -0400
    Niagara Regional Council St Catharines seat
  • Mike Bloxam
    endorsed 2018-10-03 23:20:54 -0400
    London, Ward 6
  • Dr. Narendra Grover
    endorsed 2018-10-02 12:55:32 -0400
    Kitchener, Ward 6
  • Ela Eroglu
    endorsed 2018-10-02 12:44:02 -0400
    Ward 1
  • Gerard Shkuda
    endorsed 2018-10-02 10:57:14 -0400
    Halton,Burlington, Ward 2
  • Annette Swalwell
    endorsed 2018-10-02 09:01:45 -0400
    London Ontario, Ward 14, Councillor
  • Andres Fuentes
    endorsed 2018-10-01 20:01:33 -0400
    City of Kitchener, Ward 5
  • Susan Stark
    endorsed 2018-10-01 13:23:42 -0400
    Ward 1 Kitchener Council.
  • Kevin Marley
    endorsed 2018-10-01 13:14:00 -0400
    Ward 12
  • Michael -- Goodmurphy
    endorsed 2018-10-01 12:21:42 -0400
    Oshawa Ward 4 – City Council
  • Martin Utrosa
    endorsed 2018-10-01 12:15:04 -0400
    Ward 5 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • James Howe
    @JamesHoweWR tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-01 09:11:16 -0400
    I'm endorsing Ontario Living Wage Network. Please join me! http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/candidate_pledge?recruiter_id=1349
  • James Howe
    endorsed 2018-10-01 09:10:52 -0400
    Ward 3, Kitchener
  • Stewart Klazinga
    endorsed 2018-10-01 09:06:31 -0400
    Candidate for Ward 5 in the upcoming Hamilton Municipal Election
  • Nicole Smith
    endorsed 2018-09-30 15:16:41 -0400
    Hamilton, Ward 2 Councillor
  • Petrusia Hontar
    endorsed 2018-09-30 12:14:16 -0400
    ST.THOMAS, COUNCIL
  • roland schneider
    endorsed 2018-09-29 22:43:33 -0400
    Hamilton – ward 7
  • Patti Hayes
    endorsed 2018-09-29 22:14:01 -0400
    Ward 8 City of Windsor
  • mike goeman
    endorsed 2018-09-29 19:52:05 -0400
    im a candidate wad4
  • Suresh Daljeet
    endorsed 2018-09-29 11:17:28 -0400
    Ward 2 Hamilton
  • Debbie Chapman
    endorsed 2018-09-28 17:56:44 -0400
    City of Kitchener Ward 9 City Councillor Candidate
  • Michael Langford
    endorsed 2018-09-28 17:56:04 -0400
    Oakville Ward 4 counciler

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