An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (minimum wage)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Irene Mathyssen  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of Sept. 30, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment ensures that the federal minimum wage is not less than twelve dollars per hour.


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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

September 30th, 2009 / 3:15 p.m.
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Irene Mathyssen NDP London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-448, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (minimum wage).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table my private member's bill, which is an act to amend the Canada Labour Code with regard to the minimum wage. It seeks to ensure that an employer shall pay to each employee a wage that is not less than $12 per hour.

At a time when the cost of food, medication and home heating is increasing at an alarming rate, it is essential that all those governed by the Canada Labour Code have wages that can feed a family.

With the impending 8% increase to B.C. and Ontario families caused by the Liberal-Conservative HST scheme, families need a living wage.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)