Canada Sets An Example For The Whole World, Gives Essential Workers A 'Pay Raise'

Is there anything to not like about how Canada is dealing with the coronavirus crisis? Probably, not. The government has being drafting out plans to help every citizen in the country. 

Now to repay all the gratitude and the selfless acts of frontline workers risking their lives to deal the COVID-19, Canada is hiking wages for essential workers across the country.

AP

"If you are risking your health to keep this country moving and you're making minimum wage, you deserve a raise," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week, therefore coming good on his promise of increase salaries. 

Trudeau's government has laid out an agreement with provinces and territories to spend more than $3 billion and raise wages for essential workers making less than about $1,800 a month.

Agencies

"I think one of the things that we're seeing through this pandemic is that there are people who are tremendously economically vulnerable, and vulnerable in other ways in our society, who are extremely important to the functioning of our society," Trudeau said.

It is a move that has garnered praise from many healthcare unions across the country and is seen as a step that had long been mooted, but has finally been set in motion.

Reuters

Meanwhile, Canada has recorded a total of 66,425 cases and 4,569 deaths as of Friday. Quebec remains the province with the most number of cases and deaths, as country added 1,514 new cases and 161 new deaths in last 24 hours.

A majority of cases and deaths are from Quebec and Ontario, the country’s most populous provinces.  More than a million tests have been conducted nationally, and more than 30,000 people have recovered.



source https://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/canada-is-leading-the-way-again-as-government-gives-essential-workers-a-pay-raise-512829.html

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