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1. Budget 2015 ends the claw-back on child support payments for single parents on welfare. This is estimated to put $13 million in the hands of some of the poorest British Columbians. It's a good step forward, but it is very, very small. $13 million is three hundredths of one percent of the provincial budget.
In contrast, the richest two per cent of British Columbians are getting 17 times more (or $227 million) with the phase out of the tax bracket at $150,000.