The NDP won the election, and the $15 by minimum wage increase by 2018 was in their platform. It should shock no one that they’re implementing their promise. The 2014 increase in the minimum wage was not debated, with no complaints from Mr. Gunther. All it requires is a change to employment standard regulations.

When British Columbia increased its minimum wage from $8.00 to $10.25 between May of 2011 and May of 2012; the CFIB predicted up to 867,510 job losses. BC’s unemployment rate went from 7.5% to 6.8% over the same period. There were no job losses in BC, just the opposite happened. The prognostications of the CFIB were wrong. Mr. Gunther, the sky is not falling. The NDP campaigned on the minimum wage, and they won the election.