Disability bus passes

I'm saddened that while Michelle Stilwell goes for gold this summer, those with disabilities in B.C. will be struggling to get around

I’m saddened to think that while Minister Michelle Stilwell goes for gold at the Paralympics in Rio this summer, those with disabilities in B.C. will be struggling to figure out how they will get around in their own communities.

This as a result of the Liberal’s decision to charge $669 yearly for the disability bus pass, which was previously $45.

What this government needs to realize with an election looming, is there are more than 100,000 with disabilities who are voters. Add family members, friends, caregivers, public who supports those with disabilities and that number of voters could exceed 500,000.

Is this Liberal government willing to disregard all these voters and make the disability bus pass an election issue? We are.

B.C. Liberals: do the right thing. Leave the $45 yearly disability bus pass alone and give all on disability benefits the meagre $77 monthly increase.

Delphine CharmleyNanaimo

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