On Jan. 14 of this year, the Richmond municipal government officially endorsed the ABC Plan to reduce poverty, following a presentation by Theresa Head, Richmond Advocacy & Support Committee (RASC) member. In a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan, Mayor Malcolm Brodie states the following:
“While recognizing the challenges of implementing such an ambitious plan, strong measures are required to stem the increasing inequality manifest in our society. We anticipate that, should the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s ABC Plan be implemented, the forthcoming BC Poverty Reduction Strategy will provide the hope, dignity opportunity and inclusion that we wish for all residents.”
Click here to view the full letter, as well as the reply from the premier’s office.