April 12, 2016

April 15th Cross-Canada Day of Action to Fight for $15 [list of actions]

Special to RY

A cross-Canada Day of Action has been called for this Friday, April 15th to demand a raise to minimum wages across the country. Despite some small increases in the minimum wage, there is not one province or territory in Canada that has increased the minimum wage to above the poverty line, even if workers are able to find full-time work. This continues to allow many large corporations to pay poverty wages and impoverish our communities.

Well over 20 cities are participating in the Day of Action to raise the minimum wage and rallying around the “Fight for $15” campaign. This campaign began in the United States a few years ago and has won some real victories in several American cities.

This Friday labour unions, students, anti-poverty groups, faith based organizations, tenant’s rights advocates, and minimum wage workers themselves will be taking to the streets. Below is a list of all participating cities that Rebel Youth could find. If you know of an event we’re missing please let us know.

Also, we’re collecting photos for a Day of Action debrief so please consider sending us your photos! You can email us at: rebelyouthmag@gmail.com
Action in Toronto on April 15th, 2015
Cross-Canada Actions on April 15th, 2016

Alberta

Edmonton
Rally and Information Picket
12:00 p.m.
HUB Mall LRT Entrance, University of Alberta

Calgary
Rally
5:00 p.m.
Tompkins Park

BC

Kamloops
Petitioning
4:30 p.m.
North Shore Bus Exchange

Vancouver
Rally
5:00 p.m.
BC Liberal Cabinet offices at Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl
After Party at the Rogue Wetbar, 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver

Surrey
Skytrain Action
4:00 p.m.
King George SkyTrain Station, 9800 King George Blvd

Manitoba

Winnipeg
Rally for a Living Wage – Fight for $15
12:00 p.m.
Front Lawn, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

New Brunswick

Moncton
12:00 p.m.
Champlain St, traffic lights in between Champlain Place (Sears) and Rossano’s

Nova Scotia

Halifax
11 a.m.
Outside McDonalds 5675 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax


Quebec

Montreal
Manifestation
5 :00 p.m.
Station de m├ętro Jean-Talon (sortie Jean-Talon Sud : Rue Jean-Talon et Avenue de Chateaubriand).

Ontario
For updates on all Ontario actions try the Ontario campaign’s site: http://15andfairness.org/latest/april-15-actions-across-ontario/

Barrie
Rally and march to MPP Ann Hoggarth’s office
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Canadian Tire at 320 Bayfield Street
For info, contact Jessica Burnie 705-726-1722 EXT. 225

Brampton
Airport Workers Rally GTAA
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3111 Convair Drive, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Guelph
Outreach
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Quebec Street Mall
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Willow West Mall

Hamilton
Leaflet blitz
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McDonald’s at Delta on 1268 King Street East

Kingston
Petitioning and leafleting action
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In front Stauffer Library at University and Union

Kitchener/Waterloo
March
11:30 a.m.
Victoria Park downtown Kitchener
For info, contact Marjorie at fairnessand15kw@gmail.com

London
Visiting MPP Deb Matthews, Minister responsible for poverty reduction
4:00 p.m.
Richmond and Piccadilly, Deb Matthews’ Office

Mississauga
Visiting Minister of Finance MPP Charles Sousa
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
120 Lakeshore Rd West (Port Credit)

Niagara
Visiting MPP Jim Bradley
10:00 a.m.
2 Secord Drive, Unite 2, St Catharines
For info, contact Sue Hotte: suehotte@yahoo.ca

North Bay
Sidewalk solidarity
12:30 p.m.
120 Lakeshore Drive

Oshawa
Visiting MPP Jennifer French
3:00 p.m.
78 Centre Street North, Unit 2

Ottawa
Rally & March
12:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Statue – corner of Elgin St and Mackenzie King Bridge
For info, contact ottawafightfor15andfairness@gmail.com

Peterborough
Rally outside MPP Jeff Leal’s office
3:00 p.m.
236 King Street

Sudbury
Rally outside MPP Glenn Thibeault’s office and March
12:00 p.m.
555 Barrydowne Road
For info contact Sudbury Workers Education & Advocacy Centre at:
705-470-3323, or sudburyworkerscentre@gmail.com

Toronto actions

Health provider leaflet blitz
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Dufferin Subway Station, North-West corner of Bloor and Dufferin

Young workers & students feeder march
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North-West corner of College and University

OPSEU march to the Ministry of Labour
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Rally at the Ministry of Labour
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
400 University Avenue

Airport Workers Rally GTAA
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3111 Convair Drive, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Visiting Minister of Finance MPP Charles Sousa
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
120 Lakeshore Rd West (Port Credit)

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