Letters and Submissions

2013 Provincial Budget Submission: Time to Stop the Neglect and Invest in Our Children

October 2012

In October 2012 First Call made a presentation and written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2013 provincial budget. (Each fall, the Select Standing Committee holds province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget, then drafts recommendations for the budget based on the input given.)

The submission called on government to address inequities affecting the well-being of various populations of children and youth in BC and recommended specific policy changes and public investments to boost low incomes, support working parents, reduce barriers to full participation in public and post-secondary education and to ensure adequate funding for the province’s child protection system.