al Government is feeling some heat to increase the minimum wage from the current $8 an hour. Earlier today, Labour Minister Ian Black said it isn’t going to happen. NDP Leader Carole James says a hike in the minimum wage could be accomplished by giving a tax break to business at the same time.
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James says we’re not just talking about students, but about immigrants and older workers trying to make ends meet. The BC Federation of Labour is calling for an increase to $10 an hour.