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BC Budget Report Urges Investments in Inclusion

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BC's Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services releases advice on priorities for BC's next provincial budget

The all-party Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services today released its report and recommendations for BC's next provincial budget, based on fiscal priorities identified by British Columbians in its recent public consultations.

The Committee's advice covers 12 themes and reflects the key priorities identified by Inclusion BC. These include investments in the Supported Child Care Development program, strengthening K-12 supports to support inclusive education, raising PWD rates to reflect the true cost of living and introducing a new portable rental subsidy so that people with disabilities who rely on provincial PWD benefits can access affordable housing.

Inclusion BC thanks all the individuals and organizations that participated in the BC Budget consultations, helping us send a strong clear message on the urgency of building a strong province by investing in people first, particularly vulnerable citizens who have too often been left behind.

TAKE ACTION! Help us build on these strong recommendations. Ask your MLA to join us in building a more inclusive province by urging BC Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James to support these key recommendations for BC's next provincial budget.