In the fifth year of a slow and largely jobless economic recovery, the 2014 B.C. budget should prioritize measures to set the foundation of a more just and sustainable economy, where prosperity is shared by all citizens. Here are seven initiatives that will get us there.
1. A comprehensive poverty reduction plan
Combating poverty is the perfect investment during a slow recovery -- it will provide an immediate boost to the provincial economy, as lower-income families are able to buy more goods and services from local businesses, and will produce considerable savings over the long run.