Metro Vancouver municipal sick pay programs cost $90 million — business group

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, was quoted in a Province story about Metro Vancouver’s municipal sick pay programs.

While the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) argues that Metro Vancouver has created a $90 million liability by allowing employees to bank sick days and should switch to more economical short-term disability plans, Thompson counters that it is an ideological argument that should not be the basis for public policy.