During the provincial election campaign in May, the NDP promised to phase in a minimum wage of $15 an hour for general workers. In July, to find out what B.C. residents think about that, Mustel Group asked 300 of them: Should the minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour in B.C.? What surprised principal Evi Mustel was the number of respondents in favour: 69.4 per cent overall and 83 per cent in the city of Vancouver. “I think it’s because because you have more service-type jobs in the city,” Mustel says.