B.C. can do better

B.C. has the highest child poverty in the land and the highest debt level for students

It has been reported that B.C. has the best economic numbers of all provinces.

Really? Who has paid for it? Premier Clark has cut and tweaked wherever it was possible, mostly on the poor: B.C. has the highest child poverty in the land; the highest debt level for students; family and children services understaffed; not enough judges and sheriffs. Homelessness is a real problem, the care for mentally challenged citizens is woefully inadequate, and the minimum wage for adult workers plunges people, who often have to work several jobs,  more and more into poverty.

This is not a success story for B.C. or Premier Clark.

Karin Hertel

 

Saanich