With International Women’s Day on the horizon this weekend, I’m looking for some commitments. Women are over-represented in low-wage work. So which party in the upcoming election will commit to an investment in BC’s social capital through a living wage policy for the public sector, including public contractors? Stimulating the local economy and adding to tax revenue through ensuring low paid workers have a bit more money to spend – that’s something I’d vote for!
And while we’re at it, how about a commitment to an affordable, universal child care program ala Quebec, so more parents, especially women, can join or stay in the workforce?
These would be two of the best investments and economic recovery policies, if we’re thinking long term. Any takers candidates?