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Letter: BC NDP premier makes 'unconscionable' move to cut disability support

Should the disability support remain in place?
John Horgan said that sequestration technologies, such as those developed by Carbon Engineering will play a role to helping B.C. hit a net-zero emissions target by 2050. Photo by Steven Chua


When did the BC NDP become the BC Liberals?

The upcoming clawback of disability support by Premier John Horgan’s NDP is unconscionable.

Maybe it was politically inexpedient to raise rates before the pandemic, trying avoid the old label of the tax and spend party, but once rates had been raised it would have been very easy to just keep them there.

Disability rates are far, far below the poverty line and hardly enough for even the essentials of life – food and shelter, never mind any other needs.

Despite NDP rhetoric, when it comes to supporting the poor, this government is not much better than the Liberals have been, and is contributing to homelessness at pretty much the same rate.

Nathaniel Poole