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Minimum hourly wage in B.C. Lowest in Canada, but scheduled to rise to $10.25 in May 2012. (Source)
Hourly pay needed to make a living family wage in Vancouver. (Source)
Percentage of couples with children in Greater Vancouver who earn less than the living wage income. (Source)
Number of financial institutions in Canada that pay a living wage: VanCity Credit Union, Community Savings Credit Union and CCEC Credit Union. (Source)
Number of municipalities in Canada to adopt a living wage policy for all city staff: New Westminster, B.C. Other municipalities are considering following suit. (Source)
Minimum hourly wage in Nunavut. The highest in Canada. (Source)
Ontario's minimum hourly wage. The second highest in Canada. (Source)
Hourly wage needed in 2008 for couples with two young children living in the Greater Toronto Area to earn a living wage. (Source)
Number of municipal living wage policy/bylaws passed in the U.S. since 1994. (Source)
Number of Olympic games committed to pay a living wage: the London Olympics 2012. (Source)
Number of provinces or territories that index minimum wage to inflation every year: Yukon, for the city of Whitehorse. (Source)
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's Trish Hennessy has long been a fan of Harper Magazine's one-page list of eye-popping statistics, Harper's Index. Instead of wishing for a Canadian version to magically appear, she's created her own index -- a monthly listing of numbers about Canada and its place in the world. Hennessy's Index -- A number is never just a number -- comes out on the first of each month.
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