How does Agassiz and Harrison feel about the plans for a higher minimum wage? Pretty split, as it turns out. File Photo

How does Agassiz and Harrison feel about the plans for a higher minimum wage? Pretty split, as it turns out. File Photo

Split feelings on minimum wage hike

Agassiz and Harrison gave us their two cents on the controversial subject

This week the Observer asked readers, “How do you feel about the minimum wage hike?”

A simplified approach to complex economic situation, readers were split 50/50 in answering the question, “will a $15/hour minimum wage be a good change for B.C.?”

Out of 16 responses, seven said no, seven said yes and two said “dont know.”

READ: Small business group says no to B.C.’s $15 minimum wage plan

The provincial government is implementing a $15 minimum wage, but is still trying to determine the appropriate time frame to do so. The former 2021 time frame has been abandoned as the NDPs create an independant review panel to determine the appropriate time needed.

Currently, B.C.’s minimum wage sits at $11.35, the third highest in Canada.

READ: B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission kicks off $15 minimum wage consultations

With files from Ashley Wadhani