Canadian minimum wage workers say they’re surviving rather than living

In this July 22, 2015 file photo, supporters of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers rally in front of a McDonald’s in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

By The Canadian Press, April 30, 2017

MONTREAL – Erendira Achati Keriti needed winter clothes, but she knew she couldn’t afford to buy them new.

She managed to save enough money to buy second-hand garments, only to find they’d already been snapped up by the time she made it back to the thrift store.

Keriti, a 39-year-old Toronto resident, said she struggles financially despite the fact she is employed.

She’s one of a number of low-wage workers who have trouble making ends meet and who believe Canadian provinces need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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