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The first of three increases in B.C.’s minimum wage kicked in on May 1, and while it will undoubtedly be welcomed by workers currently earning the minimum, it’s too bad their raise comes at the expense of other workers, who will now be unable to find a job or will lose their job as a result of the wage hike. The unpleasant reality is, minimum wage hikes are a job killer that hurt the very people they are intended to help.