Anti-poverty activists and poor people welcomed the NDP’s move to raise social assistance and disability rates but these increases still tail the skyrocketing costs of rent, food and other necessities.
Parties should take the first opportunity to defeat Clark, reverse tax cuts for the rich and corporations, take action for a sustainable environment and green jobs, and tackle housing and poverty crises.
As the debate continues over the future of public education in British Columbia, the Liberal government of Premier Christy Clark continues to press the Vancouver School Board to close schools and impose more cutbacks.
With the next election looming in May 2017, the Liberals keep throwing dust in the air, to prevent voters from getting a clear understanding of what years of chronic underfunding has done to BC education.
The Communist Party of BC is urging voters in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain to reject Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals in by-elections to be held on Feb. 2.
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