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How B.C.'s small businesses could be champions for $15 minimum wage
If the Province wants small businesses on-side for $15 minimum wage, it should take seriously the crisis of affordability facing small businesses caused by real estate speculation
Aug 29th, 2017
City of Vancouver to become a 'living wage employer'
The living wage of $20.68 an hour won't apply to everyone, say advocates, but it's a 'symbolic' victory for all.
Jul 8th, 2015
Chasing Vancouver's living wage
Vancouver's living wage creeps ever upward. Did you make the cut?
May 3rd, 2013
What kind of job is waiting tables?
Part 2 of my series on service and tipping in Vancouver, today focusing on the craft of service and the level of respect we show to the people who serve our food and drinks.
Apr 16th, 2013
Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof
Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.
May 3rd, 2012