Government Policy

May 7, 2014
The Opposition Critic for Social Development says a major glitch in the provincial computer system is putting vulnerable children and adults at serious risk. The province’s Integrated Case Management...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 7, 2014
NDP social development critic Michelle Mungall introduced in the legislature on Tuesday a private members bill that she said aims to fight poverty and improve economic realities for needy people. The...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 1, 2014
The street vending bylaw, currently being constitutionally challenged by Pivot Legal Society, penalizes a survival strategy for low-income people who struggle to make ends meet. More than 95% of all...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Panhandling, British Columbia
April 29, 2014
In a report released yesterday, independent watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond called for "targeted services and supports" for youth past the current age limit of 19. She is recommending the province...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, British Columbia
April 22, 2014
Four residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are launching a constitutional challenge after being ticketed for selling personal items on the sidewalk. Defendant Ralph George says the group are...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, British Columbia
April 22, 2014
A federal fraud investigator has been suspended without pay, after she leaked documents showing that investigators had to cut people off their employment insurance benefits in order to meet quotas....
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, All of Canada
April 7, 2014
The federal government has proposed Bill C-24, which would makes immigration to Canada more difficult. Proposed changes include a longer wait for permanent residents before they can apply to be...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
March 31, 2014
Life in B.C. is about to get more expensive and advocates say it's the province's low-income seniors who will be hit the hardest. A number of rates affecting British Columbians are getting hiked,...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Utilities, British Columbia
March 24, 2014
Squamish officials backed a call for a $10-a-day B.C. child care program that would come with a $1.5 billion annual price tag. Last week, the District of Squamish became the 26th municipality to...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
March 6, 2014
B.C. union leaders are calling for the minimum wage to be increased from the current $10.25 to $13 an hour, which represents the poverty line. The last time the minimum wage was raised was in 2012....
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, British Columbia
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