A campaign to get a higher minimum wage in BC is currently targeting fast food restaurants, like McDonald’s.
“They, historically, have paid very low wages and they’re a very large, profitable corporation. They can afford to pay more.”
Adrienne Montani, a longtime advocate for ending child poverty in this province, says boosting basic pay to 15 dollars an hour makes sense.
“If you’re raising kids, you actually need a higher wage or we need cheaper child care, affordable, accessible child care, student debt down, a whole range of other things that force people to spend on things instead of food or rent.”
Several people walking past the McDonald’s at the corner of Burrard and Georgia signed Montani’s petition, but others refused, saying raising the wage to 15 dollars now is too much, too soon.