City of Vancouver criticized for boasting about low pay of its tech workers in Amazon HQ bid

Vancouver officials are defending their decision to tout the bottom-barrel pay of the city’s tech workers in their bid to get online retailer Amazon to build a second headquarters on the West Coast, saying it was one of their “strongest economic arguments.”

After the 50-page bid proposal was posted online last week, many local observers questioned why, in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, the city would boast that its tech workers have the “lowest wages of all North...

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