B.C. finances on target for a balanced budget, surplus this year: finance minister
The BC government is projecting a budget surplus that could provide the opportunity to place more funding in programs that alleviate poverty.
Earlier this month, the all-party Finances and Government Services Committee endorsed the government’s commitment to balanced budgets, but among its 58 pre-budget recommendations were calls to review poverty-fighting programs. The committee mentions social assistance rates, the minimum wage, and a child-support clawback program that has drawn protests and the legislature and is the focus of a consultation process set to start next month.
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Source: Times Colonist