Redeye

People with disabilities in B.C. given a choice: buy food or take the bus

| March 3, 2016

Podcast




Artist: Redeye Collective
Title: People with disabilities in BC given a choice: buy food or take the bus
Album: Redeye: Vancouver Cooperative Radio
Year: 2016
Genre: Public Affairs
Length: 0:12:51 minutes (11.77 MB)
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Vancouver trolley bus. Photo: Wikipedia/Steve Morgan

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In the recent B.C. budget, people with disabilities were given a rate increase of $77 a month. At the same time, the government increased the cost of a monthly bus pass from $3.75 to $52. Minister of Finance Michael de Jong says this gives people with disabilities a choice of how to spend their money. Faith Bodnar is executive director of Inclusion B.C.  She speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

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