BC minimum wage workers left in poverty

The BC government refuses to increase minimum wage enough to keep working people above the poverty line, despite calls for an increase from British Columbians. Instead, the provincial government has announced that it will increase the minimum wage by 20 cents in September, and link it to BC’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation increases annually. … Continued

Thomas Mulcair visits Nanaimo

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair spoke about his platform at Nanaimo’s Coast Bastion Hotel on March 3. “My only priority is to get rid of Stephen Harper’s conservatives and replace them with our progressives,” Mulcair said. “I could make Stephen Harper turn beet red in 35 seconds.” Mulcair’s points of focus include strengthening jobs and … Continued

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