The Ontario Federation of Labour is starting its push to ensure the Tories raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour next January.

It has 20 cities lined up, including North Bay, who are part of a day of Action this Saturday.

In North Bay, the group Nipissing Decent Work is spearheading the drive toward $15 an hour.

Nipissing Decent Work will be downtown and have a petition written on canvass people sign from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The aim is to show Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli residents expect the minimum wage to rise in 15 weeks.

The group will be set up at Main Street West and Ferguson Street.

North Bay is the only Northern Ontario city involved in this weekend’s Day of Action.

The OFL says 66 percent of Ontarians support the minimum wage rising to $15 an hour as well as 62 percent of small business owners.

It says big business is leading the charge to cancel the increase in addition to cancelling two paid sick days and other provisions in Bill 148.