Drumheller business owners are being asked to share their views on the latest hike in Alberta's minimum wage.
 
The baseline wage for hourly workers jumped a dollar this fall to $12.20 per hour as the provincial government moves towards a minimum of $15 per hour two years from now.
 
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has come out with a survey to try to measure the impacts of the move.
 
"The survey is trying to measure the impact that this latest increase has had on business in Alberta," explained Heather Bitz, General Manager of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. "The information will be in the survey results as to what Alberta businesses are saying about the impact of the increase."
 
"This is the third time the Alberta Chambers has done this survey," added Bitz. "It's very important to our membership and something the Alberta Chambers feels strongly about and the results will be shared back with our chamber as well as departments in the government that deal with the minimum wage."
 
A link to the survey website can be accessed through the Drumheller Chamber's Facebook page. It wil also be posted on the Alberta Chambers website.
 
"Certainly we're looking for a favourable response from our Drumheller and area businesses," remarked Bitz. "It's important that businesses be heard and we encourage anyone who is in business to take part in the survey and have their voice heard through the survey."
 

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