This morning, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall brought forward the motion that the BC government launch a poverty reduction plan with Bill M212: Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act:
“Poverty lives in British Columbia. It is not something that only happens elsewhere — in Africa, Asia or Latin America. It is an issue here in our communities, among people we know. Although B.C. has had the highest rate of overall poverty in Canada for 13 years and the highest child poverty rate for 10 years — 33 percent above the national average for that decade — government has yet to take action with a direct legislative approach. We remain one of two provinces in Canada without a legislated plan.”
Visit the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition website to find out how you show your support.