New BC government plan for people with disabilities not going over well with advocates

A 10-year plan which is supposed to address the needs of people with disabilities in British Columbia is not going over well with advocates.

Jane Dyson, Executive Director of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, says: "Those who can't work haven't seen an increase in disability pay rates since 2007 and there's no mention in the plan of a commitment to affordable housing".

For months, ACORN has also been urging Victoria to stop clawing back child support payments from disability cheques. Dyson said Victoria has only committed to further consultations on the issue. (from 24 Hours Vancouver, June 17, 2014)