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New and extended leaves support working families

Your new government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act. The amendments, if approved by the legislature, will better support working families in British Columbia by providing new, extended and more flexible maternity, parental and compassionate care leaves. These amendments are …

Fair access to public health care for all British Columbians

In addition to increasing access to surgeries and MRIs, the Government of British Columbia is bringing into force outstanding sections of the Medicare Protection Amendment Act, 2003, to further support patients and strengthen B.C.’s public health-care system. We are taking action …

Security and Safety for Renters

In our province, there are more than half-a-million rental households. Faced with near-zero vacancy rates, these British Columbians too often find themselves trapped in housing they cannot afford, or have grown out of, yet cannot afford to leave. Some landlords …

Help is on the way for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers

British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021. Regular, predictable increases to our minimum wage are one important way we can make life more affordable for people. June 1, 2018: $12.65 an hour ($1.30 increase) …