The province has slashed its $45 dollar annual administration fee for those people with disabilities using public transit.
The change goes into effect in September as part of the disability assistance rates change.
But Faith Bodnar with Inclusion BC says the announcement is a paltry sum and “insulting.”
“It only applies to about 25,000 people on PWD (Persons with disability) of the 100,000 people on PWD.”
Bodnar is calling for the rates to be indexed.
“We have not had an increase in B.C. in 10 years, they are terribly low. We have an exceedingly high cost of living. It’s now time to recognize we have people in this province who are exceptionally vulnerable.”
Back in February the government announced it was boosting disability assistance by $77 a month… but was simultaneously eliminating a free bus pass program worth $52 a month for many people with disabilities, a move many critics called a mean spirited clawback.