Opposition Leader John Horgan says a B.C. NDP government will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour
At this weekend's B.C. NDP conference in Kamloops, John Horgan made a bold pledge.
The NDP leader said that if his party forms the next government, it will raise B.C.'s minimum wage to $15 an hour in its first term.
The minimum wage is currently $10.45 an hour.
The B.C. NDP has also created a page on its website calling on British Columbians to add their name, email address, phone number, and postal code if they agree that B.C. needs a $15 an hour minimum wage.
When the minimum wage was increased by 20 cents to $10.45 last September, it was on the verge of becoming the 12th lowest of 13 jurisdictions in Canada.
That's because five other provinces were about to implement minimum-wage increases on October 1, 2015.
The B.C. Federation of Labour has been running a public campaign calling for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour.