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Canada: Large labor rally planned in Toronto June 16

Thousands to rally June 16 in Toronto for a higher minimum wage and strong labor laws; localized traffic disruptions expected

16 Jun 03:29 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Toronto, Ontario

Event

The Fight for $15 & Fairness and the Ontario Federation of Labor is planning on holding a rally in Toronto on Saturday, June 16. According to local sources, the rally will begin at 13:00 (local time) outside of the Ministry of Labor, and will be followed by a march to Queen's Park. The march is expected to run until 16:00. Traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the rally and march.

Context

Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party won a majority government in Ontario's general election held on June 7. The rally is intended to communicate the broad support in Ontario for a CAD 15 minimum wage and stronger labor laws.

Advice

Individuals in Toronto are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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