The minimum wage in B.C. takes a 40-cent an hour hike today, the first of increases the liberals planned over the next two years.
The hike includes a basic 30-cent an hour hike along with another 10-cents based on the consumer price index.
The Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce thinks the raise is too much, but president Angela Sommer says there is some good news for small business…”the chamber in general, the B.C. Chamber and out local chamber as well thought the increase was fairly large, but we do appreciate that the government also says that they will reduce the small business tax from 2.5 percent to 1.5 percent in 2017.”
Sommer says many employers in the Cariboo already pay their employees more than the minimum wage, so this hike isn’t likely to impact a lot of companies