The provincial government has unveiled a ten-year plan to help more than half a million British Columbians living with long term disabilities.
Premier Christy Clark says the plan includes more than seven-million dollars worth of improvements in education and job training.
She says, “We are taking skills training extremely seriously as a government –more seriously than any government ever has and part of that is to reach groups that have been traditionally underemployed, women, people who live with disabilities and First Nations people. Those are huge opportunities for the whole province that we’re missing out on right now. We want them to be a part of it.”
Critics have been angry with Clark for refusing to increase monthly assistance payments, but she insists that funding needs to be ‘affordable,’ so it can only rise if the economy improves.