As of September 1st, 2015, the BC government stops clawbacks of child support payments from single parents on welfare.
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Opponents were quick to point out shortcomings after B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivered his budget on Tuesday in the Victoria legislature - promising surpluses for the next three fiscal years.
This year’s budget brings relief to a small number of families with the least and the most, but likely won’t help the majority of parents trying to keep pace with the increasing cost of living in British Columbia, critics say.
In a budget speech riddled with sports analogies, the BC Liberals unveiled their fiscal plan.
It's just too hard to make ends meet, people on income assistance say. No money for food, rent, medication, shoes, and no help or empathy from Community Services, was the complaint of many at last weeks Town Hall on Income Assistance.
Great coverage in World Journal of the BC ACORN action to stop the child support clawback, for Chinese readers.
BC ACORN members take action to demand an end to the child support clawback
B.C. Liberal MLA Richard Lee received empty gift boxes as part of a BC ACORN protest outside his office.