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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Have a bit more time? Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about the state of child poverty in BC and highlight the need to take action.
First Call’s 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card shows BC’s continued failure to develop a comprehensive poverty reduction plan with targets and timelines has left the provinces child poverty rate unacceptably high at 19.8%. The Report Card makes 20 public policy recommendations that would our communities and political leaders help reduce the child poverty rate to 7% or less by 2020. These recommendations include adopting the $10aDay Child Care Plan; increasing and indexing the minimum wage and welfare rates, increasing provincial and indexing federal child tax benefits, and paying living wages.