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NDP commits to raising minimum wage in B.C. to $15 per hour by 2021

By The Canadian Press
August 15, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: August 15, 2017 - 5:25pm

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says it’s planning to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.

Labour Minister Harry Bains said Tuesday a fair wages commission will be established in the coming weeks to plan how to raise the rate without hurting businesses.