On Policy Note this week, Iglika Ivanova reveals the gaping holes in the BC government's claim that tax cuts somehow compensate for this province's shamefully low minimum wage – now the lowest in the country. Ivanova writes,
This isn’t the first time that the government has used the low taxes argument to dismiss calls for higher minimum wages, but has anybody bothered to check whether their logic is correct? Do BC’s low taxes make up for the low minimum wages we pay?
She then goes on to do the math herself, and shares the results with our readers.