Christy Clark billed her government as Families First. But she has failed to address the poor Liberal government record of child poverty numbers. For eight years straight the province of B.C. was the worst in Canada. Only last year did we improve to second place. Several of those eight years were not in the times when the “global recession” could be used as an excuse.
The worst part of this sorry picture is that only B.C. along with Saskatchewan has no child poverty reduction plan. How can the situation be improved if there is no plan to improve? Taxpayers know that if you do not plan to pay your taxes you will not be able to pay them. Why has the government not made a plan?
How can parents and grandparents who sit in the legislature refrain from asking the question of their government. “When are we going to start improving the lives of children who live in poverty?” How can they sit in their government seats and in their constituency offices and not demand an answer to this question?
Ask your MLA, are you a parent or a grandparent? Would you allow your child or grandchild to live in poverty. Demand an answer.