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SFU experts on minimum wage increase in B.C.

May 29, 2020

Melissa Shaw, Communications and Marketing, 236.880.3297,

SFU experts on minimum wage increase in B.C.
Minimum wage will be increasing as scheduled in British Columbia next month (June). The increase from $13.85 per hour to $14.60 per hour is occurring amidst significant economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following experts are available to speak about the minimum wage increase:

Andy Yan, The City Program,

  • Can speak to the housing and urban implications

Andrey Pavlov, Beedie School of Business, 604.763.3696;

  • Can speak to economic impacts amidst COVID-19 and economic uncertainty

Krishna Pendakur, economics,

  • Can speak to the impact a minimum wage increase can have on addressing economic inequality and poverty

Sanjay Jeram, political science,

  • Can speak to political and partisan implications

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