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Deanna Ogle: Feds’ new child benefit helps lower living wage

The 2016 Metro Vancouver living wage is $20.64. This is the first time in the eight years it’s been calculated that the living wage has decreased. 633 more words


Andrew Longhurst, Marcy Cohen and Dr. Margaret McGregor: Rethinking B.C.’s surgical wait-time strategy

Have you had to wait months for surgical consultation, let alone the surgery itself? If so, you’re not alone.
British Columbians are waiting an unacceptable amount of time to receive the care they need. 730 more words


Tom Parkin: Leap Manifesto allows NDP to consider new ideas

More than a week after a chaotic convention that saw leader Tom Mulcair dumped, New Democrats have their lucky stars to thank.

First, thankfully the convention is over. 606 more words


Wage gap: The more women lean in, the more unequal their pay

April 18, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

If you’re a woman, the more professionally successful you are, the less you make relative to your male colleagues. 3,315 more words

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Ben Parfitt: Rising hydro bills pushing mills to burn fossil fuel

Premier Christy Clark’s vow to push work at the $9-billion Site C dam “past the point of no return” may be music to the ears of some construction contractors, but not to all pulp and paper firms. 730 more words


Ideology, not economics, driving Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority privatization

Don McMorris, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, continues to attack the credibility of a study showing the high cost of liquor privatization (“No loss of revenue,” Feb. 235 more words


Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority won't lose revenue with changes

Don McMorris, minister responsible for the SaskatchewanLiquor and Gaming Authority, writes:

In his Feb. 17 letter (“Minister’s numbers aren’t adding up”) Simon Enoch wrongly claims that “the minister offers no numbers of his own to refute our arguments.” If the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) had actually looked into the numbers, it would know that is not the case. 188 more words