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This is how people are reacting to BC's minimum wage increase

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Vincent Plana Feb 09, 2018 6:22 pm 1,689

On Thursday, Premier John Horgan announced that the provincial government would be increasing minimum wage to $12.65 an hour.

Horgan revealed that the boost in wage would help 94,000 minimum-wage workers in the province and is the start of the provincial government’s commitment to reach $15.20 by 2021.

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The increase is set to take place in June, with yearly increases occurring every June for the next three years.

The Premier’s sentiment was that “our lowest-paid workers deserve a fair shake and a fair wage,” but how does the rest of the province feel about the decision? Especially after 59,300 part-time jobs were lost in Ontario last January.

As expected, reactions to the news were a mixed bag. Some, however, were especially against the move.


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Vincent Plana
Attempts to put sriracha on just about everything. Constantly trying to juggle being both a Canucks and a Canadiens fan. On a journey to find Vancouver's best Banh Mi - suggestions welcome.

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