John Horgan promises minimum wage hike

NDP leader plans five years of increases to reach $15 per hour

Mixed reactions are surfacing on British Columbia NDP Leader John Horgan’s pledge to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021 if he is elected premier in next May’s provincial election.

Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre executive director Lisa De Paoli is among the staunch local supporters of this level of wage increase for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers.

However, South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce president Leon Chretien disagrees with Horgan’s plan.

The local business leader notes he only just heard about Horgan’s plan, but he believes it would only hurt the local community and economy.

Read the details in the June 30 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.