On October 20th, 2013 Raise the Rates wrote to Premier Clark highlighting that people on welfare cannot live a healthy life – they cannot afford basic nutritional food. Read Raise the Rates’ letter
On November 5th Premier Clark replied and assured us that “the fight against poverty continues”.
This just days before First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released its annual Child Poverty Report Card. This year BC is again the worst in Canada, been that way for 10 years, and child and adult poverty has increased in the last year.