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British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021, Premier John Horgan announced today, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. “Regular, predictable increases to our minimum wage are one important way we can make …

Province and Airbnb working to fund affordable housing

The British Columbia government and Airbnb have reached an arrangement allowing the online company to collect provincial sales taxes on all short-term rentals conducted through its platform — a move that will help fund housing affordability measures for British Columbians …

Province names Labour Relations Code review panel members

A committee of special advisers is being appointed to review the Labour Relations Code to ensure British Columbia’s unionized workplaces support fair laws for workers and businesses, and are consistent with the labour rights and protections enjoyed by other Canadians. …

Statement on Generics 2.0: Reduced generic drug pricing

Health Minister Adrian Dix has issued the following statement regarding Generics 2.0: Reduced generic drug pricing: “British Columbia is a proud member of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance and held a leading role in negotiating reduced national drug pricing that led to …