Stop the Bus Pass Robbery

160 Organizations sign letter

In the 2016 budget, the government announced a tiny increase in the welfare rate for People with Disabilities. There was nothing for people on the basic rate of $610 a month. After nine long years, they raised the rate for People with Disabilities by $77 to $983 for a month. However for the majority of people, they stole most of it back by increasing the cost of a bus pass from $45 a year to $693, cancelling out nearly all of the small increase.

This action has provoked a wave of rightful indignation.

One action has been an open letter to the government signed by over 160 organizations from all across BC.

To see the letter and more information follow the link.

 

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