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Minimum wage goes up 50 cents across B.C.

Increase is part of the B.C. NDP’s plan to hit $15 per hour by 2021
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As of Friday Sept 15, B.C. minimum wage in B.C. climbed 50 cents from $10.85 to $11.35.

New regulations also dictate that liquor servers now have a 50 cents higher wage from $9.60 to $10.10 an hour.

The B.C. NDP’s plan to hit $15 per hour by 2021, going up by “incremental and predictable increases,” met with a “responsible, fair approach.” said Labour Minister Harry Bains. The boost means B.C. now has the third-highest minimum wage in Canada.


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About the Author: Ashley Wadhwani-Smith

I began my journalistic journey at Black Press Media as a community reporter in my hometown of Maple Ridge, B.C.
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