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Petition for the removal of spousal caps on social assistance

Petition for the removal of spousal caps on social assistance

April 16, 2021 by DABC DABC is in support of this petition calling for the removal of spousal caps on social assistance. PWD rates should be separated from spouse/partner income as this can sometimes create an unequal power dynamic between partners, especially for people with disabilities who are dependent on their partners for financial security. This kind of dependence can lead to spousal abuse. View and sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/can-the-cap-remove-spousal-caps-now

Greater access to nature for a healthier, brighter future

Victoria Friday, April 16, 2021 12:24 PM People in British Columbia are visiting BC Parks in ever-increasing numbers, and the Province is increasing its investment to promote access and protect nature in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. During the next three years, the BC Parks operating and capital budgets, combined, will increase by more than $83 million, resulting in new campsites, expanded trails and strengthened management

Self-advocates ‘sad, scared, angry’ over revisions to assisted-death legislation

Tracy Holmes Apr. 15, 2021 9:48 a.m.   Bill C-7 was expanded to include access to medically assisted death for non-terminal conditions READ MORE: Canadians not near death gain access to assisted dying as Senate passes Bill C-7 In short, they say last month’s expansion of Bill C-7 to include people with non-terminal conditions is a violation of human rights – one that leaves them “sad, scared and angry.” In

Throne speech outlines work to put pandemic behind us, plans for strong recovery

Victoria Monday, April 12, 2021 2:20 PM Lt. Gov. Janet Austin has delivered the speech from the throne outlining government’s commitment to supporting people, businesses and communities, while working to put the pandemic behind British Columbians and build a strong recovery for everyone. “We have come a long way by looking out for each other and we can finally see the finish line in sight,” said Premier John Horgan. “But

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