British Columbians working for minimum wage deserve better, says NDP
Victoria: On the $0.20 increase to the minimum wage New Democrat spokesperson for Economic Development, Jobs, Labour and Skills, Shane Simpson said, “For British Columbians feeling squeezed by endless rate hikes and fee increases under Premier Christy Clark, her dismal $0.20 increase to the minimum wage will barely make a dent. British Columbians deserve better. “People working full time jobs should not be living in in poverty, yet the current minimum wage still leaves full-time workers $6,000 below the poverty line. These people are working hard but barely making it by financially. “New Democrats understand that families are facing financial challenges in their daily lives and that British Columbians deserve an economy where everyone benefits, not just the people at the top.