Policy Note analyzes BC Budget 2016

BC Budget 2016 child care affordability graphic

Earlier this week, senior economist Iglika Ivanova examined this year’s BC budget ahead of its release to the public, and broke it down into 11 points in a post on Policy Note. Some notable takeaways include the fact that disability benefits are only rising by $77 a month after a nine-year freeze; B.C. remains the only province without a poverty reduction plan; MSP premiums are going up again in 2017; and there is still no concrete measures being taken to address child care affordability. Read the entire article by clicking the link above.