City of Port Coquitlam joins B.C. living wage employers

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The City of Port Coquitlam finance committee voted unanimously in favour of becoming a living wage employer last week. They join other cities in the Lower Mainland like New Westminster and Vancouver to offer their direct staff and contractors fair compensation — calculated by the Living Wage for Families Campaign to be $20.68 per hour in Metro Vancouver — to help make it a little easier for working families to meet their expenses.  New Westminster was the first city in Canada to take such action in 2011, and Richmond still has no proposed plan in place.

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