Support Those Who Aren’t Employed

The current income assistance system in BC is fundamentally broken. People in desperate need are being denied assistance, and if lucky enough to navigate all the structural and administrative barriers to welfare and have their application accepted, they are subjected to a life of “survival,” struggling to meet the most basic needs of shelter and food. 

Priority Actions:

  • Significantly increase welfare and disability rates to the Market Basket Measure, and index them to the cost of living.
  • Increase earnings exemptions, and remove clawbacks and arbitrary barriers that discourage, delay and deny people in need

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