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Ask her to take action on child poverty in BC!
Every year, First Call releases a Child Poverty Report Card for BC, which includes a list of concrete Recommendations that would make a real difference to the size and depth of BC’s child and family poverty crisis. We know that British Columbians agree that it is inexcusable that 1 in 5 BC children are poor, and we invite you to email Premier Clark asking her to act on the Recommendations in the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card.
First Call’s overarching recommendation is for the British Columbian government to adopt a comprehensive poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines and a cabinet minister with the authority and responsibility to ensure government is achieving its targets on time. We recommend the plan contain a goal to reduce BC’s child poverty rate to 7 percent or lower by 2020.
There are also many specific recommendations that can help the provincial government achieve this target, which you can read here.