A new poll commissioned by the B.C. Federation of Labour shows a $15-an-hour minimum wage has plenty of support.
The Insights West online poll shows 76% of respondents support the idea.
Over 70% think the jump to 15-bucks an hour would fight poverty, boost the economy, and is a fair move to deal with a rising cost of living.
Another 83% think someone making minimum wage should be able to live above the poverty line.
A full quarter of the workforce or just over half a million people make less than $15-an-hour in British Columbia, with well over half of those workers all being women.
As of today, B.C.’s $10.45-an-hour minimum wage is the lowest in the country.