Regina City Council has voted to push back its decision to make the City of Regina a “Living Wage Employer.”
The motion, which was put forward by Councillor Shawn Fraser, was aimed at city administration to research the effects of paying its employees a minimum of $16.50 an hour – which is the calculated living wage in Regina.
This motion would also have an effect on contracts tendered out by the City.
Mayor Micheal Fougere said more time would be needed before a decision could be made.
As a result, the decision was delayed to the 2018 budget year.
Other provinces like BC and Ontario have already adopted programs similar to this.