The Fair Wages Commission is hearing from Victoria stakeholders today as it prepares to advise the government on how to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in B.C.
Commission Chair Marjorie Griffin Cohen says they have heard a variety of voices in their province wide tour.
“We have heard a lot from people who are living below $15 an hour and the struggle that has. We are also hearing from a lot of different kinds of businesses that don’t see the implementation as a problem but they want predictability and do not want to see it be something as volatile as it has been in B.C. in the past.”
The hearing is open to the public at the Coast Harbourside until 6:30p.m. Wednesday.
The Commission is expecting to have it’s implementation time line report sometime in January.