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Friday, May 8, 2020 1:30 PM
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has issued the following statement regarding tent encampments in Victoria and Vancouver:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:45 PM
Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:45 AM
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction, have issued the following statement in recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, 2019:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 AM
People in need of affordable rental housing in View Royal will have access to more than 150 new housing units following development of a new mixed-income housing project.
Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM
British Columbia’s first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC, outlines programs and initiatives that will help reduce overall poverty in the province by 25%, and cut child poverty in half, over the next five years.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:52 PM
Budget 2019 is creating opportunities for all British Columbians by delivering a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit for kids up to the age of 18, removing interest from B.C. student loans, reducing taxes for businesses and investing in clean energy and climate solutions.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Based on the latest data available from Statistics Canada (2016), British Columbia has the second-worst rate of poverty in Canada with 557,000 people, or 12% of the population, living in poverty.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:35 AM
British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy, guided by legislation introduced today, will lift thousands of people out of poverty, create more opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and make it easier for people to participate in their community.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:40 PM
Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with a made-in-B.C. child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of the province, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:30 AM
Individuals in the remote communities of Tipella, Skatin, Samahquam and N’Quatqua have come together to build cabins – and reclaim their heritage and pride.