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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 …

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) …

Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums cut by 50%

Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums were cut by 50% on Jan. 1, 2018, marking an important step toward improving fairness for all British Columbians. MSP premiums are unfair and place a significant burden on British Columbians. I’m proud that we …

B.C. shuts rent loopholes

MLA: ‘Used by landlords to get around rent controls’ Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert (left) on March 12 joins tenants of a West End apartment building whose landlord applied for a massive rent increase under a geographic rent loophole …