According to Statistics Canada, women on average make just 87 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. This translates into 47 full days of work in a year that women go unpaid for the same amount of work. And BC is one of the worst-performing provinces in Canada when it comes to pay equity.
And in 2019, women employes in B.C.’s core-aged workforce earned on average 15.6% less than men and accounted for approximately 60% of minimum-wage earners.
This needs to change.
The NDP have refused to bring the bill to a vote, and John Horgan even dismissed it as a “political stunt”.
BC can do so much better.
A BC Liberal government led by Andrew Wilkinson will fight to make sure that women and men get equal pay for equal work.
That’s what Opportunity for all of BC is all about.
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