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Minimum wage set to eclipse $15 an hour in BC by 2021.

Premier John Horgan announcing yesterday the first increase will happen this June, bumping minimum wage to $12.65 an hour, from the current $11.35.

"With another increase the following June, and a further increase the June after that, until we realize $15.20 in June of 2021."

Horgan says he made the decision after reviewing the recommendations of the Fair Wage Commission.

The current $11.35 an hour ranks 5th in Canada, trailing Ontario, Alberta, The Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

 

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