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.