BC Election 2017: Party Positions on Key Living Wage Issues

A provincial election is a great opportunity to examine how government policies can help reduce the costs that families face and encourage policies that would increase wages to help families cover costs. As we get ever closer to election day on May 9, the Living Wage for Families Campaign summarizes the party positions on key issues that impact low-wage families. Continue reading

WHAT ABOUT A LIVING WAGE CALCULATION FOR A SINGLE PERSON?

The Living Wage for Families Campaign is a poverty reduction strategy to address, in particular, child and family poverty in Canada.  Activists and policy researchers alike have agreed that a family of four provides a good representation of all the possible costs incurred by the majority of family types, from families with many children to lone-parent families to single-person households.  Continue reading