Open Letter to BC Parties about Poverty

VIPIRG was featured in the Tyee!

February 2009

“This is an open letter to all British Columbia political parties.

It is time for B.C.’s provincial government to launch a comprehensive poverty reduction plan — a detailed and accountable strategy with concrete and legislated targets and timelines to dramatically reduce homelessness and poverty in our province.

Five Canadian provinces either have such plans or are in the process of developing them, but so far, not B.C.

As we approach the May provincial election, we are calling on all B.C. political parties to commit that, if elected to government, they will implement a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.”