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B.C.’s new plan for people with disabilities isn’t good enough, says CLAS

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On July 2, 2014, Kendra Milne, of the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) published an Op-Ed in The Province newspaper, where she details how the BC government’s Accessibility 2014 report falls short of what people living in this province require. Milne stated:

Aside from these stark omissions, there are serious problems with the issues that are covered in the plan. For example, under income supports, the province commits to “consider disability assistance rate increases as the fiscal situation allows” at some point before 2024. Given the inadequacy of current disability assistance rates — $906 per month for a single person, an amount that hasn’t increased since 2007 — raising the rates is a priority.

This resonated with what other BCPRC member organizations have clearly stated many times before, such as Raise the Rates and the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD). You can read the full article here.