VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The provincial NDP is talking about family struggles on this Family Day long weekend.
They are keying in on the province’s high rates of inequality and child poverty.
Reports over the past year find BC is the worst in the country for inequality and second worse for child poverty.
NDP leader Adrian Dix says those are crucial issues in need of a plan. “So we have to get at that, as we’ve said, by investing in opportunity and ensuring that no young person, and this is a problem I get when I talk to moms and dads and grandparents today, a concern that their children won’t have the same opportunities they had.”
Dix also says education is a family issue, and argues no young adult should be denied education because of a lack of money. “That means that our core services that ensure future opportunity for everybody such as education become more important.”
Dix says the province is in need of a plan to tackle the problem. “We’re committed to providing one and demonstrating that within the means of the province in the next election campaign.”