Provincial cabinet should attempt to line on current minimum wage

Governments are out of touch with the day-to-day struggles of everyday people

The premier of British Columbia and her entire cabinet should pledge to and try to live on the current minimum wage and donate the difference from their salaries to charity before they approve BC Hydro’s request to raise their rates.

Where would a family living on the current minimum wages, or single mothers on social assistance, find the extra $5 per month to pay BC Hydro’s proposed new rates while at the same time BC Hydro shamelessly pays its executives and staff exorbitant salaries and bonuses?

The problem with our municipal, provincial and federal governments is that they are living in an ivory tower insulated from the real day-to-day issues the common low-wage earners are facing on the streets of our great nation.

 

Bob Baro

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