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BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
Recommendation 44: We endorse the $10-a-day Child Care Plan and recommend government cease income-testing and continue to build and support our emergent $10-a-day plan for B.C.
Recommendation 46: Transfer the Child Care Branch from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to the Ministry of Education.
Recommendation 27: The federal government must implement universal Pharmacare that includes coverage of prescription drugs, vision care, and hearing aids.
Recommendation 21: The BC Human Rights Commission to prioritize stigma-auditing areas of law and policy that most directly impact highly stigmatized populations including sex workers in areas such as:
- Public space governance,
- Income assistance and disability policy,
- Housing policy and residential tenancy law,
- Child welfare law and policy,
- Policing law and policy,
- Health policy related to mental health and substance use,
- Privacy law as it relates to people who live in public spaces and people who are criminalized as a result of poverty and substance use.
Category and theme:
- Ableism ,
- Accessibility ,
- Accessible services and technology ,
- Discrimination and hate ,
- Economic inequality ,
- Gender-based violence ,
- Health ,
- Housing and homelessness ,
- Income insecurity and benefits ,
- Mental health and detention ,
- Other ,
- Policing ,
- Policing and the criminal justice system ,
- Poverty ,
- Poverty and economic inequality ,
- Privacy ,
- Public services ,
- Sexism ,
- Tenancy rights ,
- Workers’ rights
Recommendation 1: Take bold action to tackle the climate crisis, while ensuring lower income households are not made worse off, and indeed, that social justice and economic security is enhanced.
Recommendation 65: Free-fare public transit.
- Step: Implement free transit for all youth 0-18 in every transit system in B.C.
- Step: Implement a sliding scale fare system based on income in every transit system in B.C.
Recommendation 78: Remove barriers for workers exercising their constitutional right to join a union, including a return to signed union card certifications, and implement measures to prevent employers from interfering in union organizing drives.
Recommendation 40: Reduce tuition fees by 50% and increase the availability of non-repayable post-secondary bursaries and grants for low-income students.
Recommendation 24: Provide universal coverage of basic dental care within our health care system.
Recommendation 18: Provide training for frontline ministry workers, judges, police, housing, and medical staff in trauma-informed service provision to ensure people who access services are treated with compassion, patience, and understanding.