This submission was made to the BC government to share the CCPA-BC's recommendations regarding the development of a British Columbia Poverty Reduction Plan. It highlights relevant CCPA–BC reports detailing why BC needs a poverty reduction plan and what should constitute core elements of such a plan; underscores the CCPA's support for the detailed submission and policy recommendations of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition; and highlights two particularly important considerations:
- That legislated targets tackle the depth and not merely the breadth of poverty, and
- That more work is urgently needed to control residential rent increases.
Now is the time for the BC government to deliver with a plan that is bold and ambitious, that will produce meaningful results, and that will stand the test of time.