Building an economy that works better for more people

Working life keeps getting harder for Canadians. People, especially young people, are having a hard time finding secure, full-time jobs with benefits – instead they’re juggling part-time jobs and struggling to make ends meet.


The growth of low-paid, insecure work is the result of decades of decisions by Liberal and Conservative governments – from scrapping the federal minimum wage in the 1990s to telling Canadians to “get used to” short-term, precarious work.


New Democrats know that good jobs that treat people fairly make a real difference to Canadian families. We’re committed to making sure that hardworking people get the fair wages and good working conditions they deserve.


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