Letters and Submissions

Letter to BC MPs on 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card

On Wednesday November 21, we emailed a letter to all BC Members of Parliament with a copy of our 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card.

In the letter, we note that “We are encouraged by the federal government’s tabling of Bill C-87, an Act respecting the reduction of poverty, which sets aspirational targets to reduce Canada’s overall poverty level 20% below the 2015 level by 2020 and 50% below the 2015 level by 2030, by government’s commitment to Opportunity for All — Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy and to the National Housing Strategy. However, we are looking for bold and ambitious actions and investments to meet or exceed these commitments and targets for families with children.”

“We urge government to act on the federal recommendations included in the 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card and the recommendations in the national report card, Bold Ambitions for Child and Family Poverty Eradication.” – Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator