Some B.C. government policies are at odds with ambitions to grow the province’s tech sector.
The governments I’m familiar with often have trouble doing relatively routine things.
Seattle’s minimum wage increase has hurt job prospects, and failed to produce higher earnings, for low-wage workers.
Quebec produces 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup output, much more than Saudi Arabia’s 13 per cent share of world oil production.
In Canada, the Alberta government put forth its own plan for a $15 minimum wage by 2018.
Countries with PR electoral systems had average central government spending of 29.2 per cent (of GDP) compared to 23.5 per cent in majoritarian/plurality countries.
With or without foreign buyers, there’s strong demand for housing in the region.
Developers and residents escape on-site parking costs by pushing costs onto the public.
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