$15 Minimum Wage

A hike to a $15 minimum wage in B.C. would negatively impact many B.C. small businesses.

The BC Chamber’s province-wide membership recently passed a policy calling for minimum wage increases to be linked to the Consumer Price Index, so as to bring stability and predictability to these increases and thus to protect B.C. businesses from the fallout of sudden, unexpected hikes.

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September 06, 2016
Businesses are wary of a substantial increase in the minimum wage, said Dan Baxter, policy director at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. “It puts a lot of pressure on those businesses,” Baxter said. “They see an impact on their bottom line and they don’t have a way to recoup that cost.”