2021 Budget

BUDGET 2021: Universal child care, $15 minimum wage, but something’s missing

Since the start of this pandemic, we have been vocal in the fight to move Canada forward together.

Thanks to the efforts of folks like you, the federal government announced significant investments towards our priorities in this budget.

These priorities include:

⇨ A national, high-quality, public, accessible early learning and child care system;
⇨ Green jobs and a plan to get people who lost their job back to work;
⇨ Support for low wage and racialized workers; and
⇨ Strengthening Employment Insurance & changes to improve labour standards.

And finally -- at long last -- a $15 federal minimum wage.

But we are disappointed the government missed an opportunity to move forward on pharmacare.

Millions of Canadians were struggling to pay for prescriptions before this pandemic. Things have only gotten worse for workers who have lost their jobs and benefits.

It is not too late for this government to get it right on pharmacare. Send Ottawa a strong message today: https://canadianplan.ca/pharmacare-now/

Our fight for pharmacare won’t end here. A fair and prosperous Canada includes a national, universal pharmacare plan.

Stay strong,

Standing up for workers and their families



Grey Bruce Labour Council