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Trudeau: “You Deserve a Raise”

A $4-billion temporary top-up program for frontline workers making minimum wage is on the way.

“If you are risking your health to keep this country moving and you’re making minimum wage, you deserve a raise,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau said it will be up to the provincial governments to decide who is eligible for the top-up.

The fine print is still being worked out, but it is expected the federal government will put in $3-billion. The provinces and territories are expected to contribute $1-billion.

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In mid-April, Trudeau said more money was coming to people in healthcare making less than $2,500 a month.

The funding will be given to provinces and territories through a transfer from the federal government.

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