Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Why Esquimalt needs a living-wage policy

We all know that the cost of living on lower Vancouver Island is high, so high that it often drives young families out of our communities.

Yet how can we have a healthy community if those who grow up here cannot afford to stay in our community and raise a family even when they are working full-time?

How can we justify the fact that many residents go to work every day, work hard, and yet still don't earn enough to provide the basics for their family? More than half the children living in poverty in B.C. now live in families where at least one parent works full-time.

Read more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Esquimalt+needs+living+wage+policy/3463601/story.html#ixzz0yCoRELKq

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