'I can't afford a bus': clawback of disability benefits decried

Publication: 
Times Colonist
Author: 
Katherine Dedyna
Date Published: 
Sun, 04/17/2016

Quoted from the article (online here):

For the first time in nine years, the province boosted monthly disability payments of $906. Then it announced changes that mean 35,000 persons with disabilities who buy B.C. Transit passes will get only $25 of the $77 monthly boost come September.

"[This] does not reflect my values or the values of any other decent person in this province," Independent MLA Vicki Huntington told a gathering of about 100 people, saying the change will reduce people with disabilities to "sitting at home waiting for the bus to go by."

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