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Real solutions for the affordability crisis
BC has an affordability crisis. British Columbians are struggling to pay for gas, rent, groceries and other basic costs.
The government just doesn’t get it. It recently announced it will give a token rebate of $110 to drivers to help with surging gas prices. That doesn’t fix anything about the affordability crisis. At most, it’ll cover the cost of one tank of gas.
BC Greens are calling for real solutions that make BC more affordable for everyone like expanding the carbon tax dividend and making public transit free for the Summer.
Add your name to join the call for real solutions to the affordability crisis.
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The BC government spent $395 million on a rebate for people who drive, but failed to solve these key factors contributing to the affordability crisis:
- Cost of living crisis
- Growing inequality
- Lack of transportation options for too many British Columbians
- Profit-taking by multinational oil and gas corporations
British Columbians are facing an affordability crisis – people are struggling to pay rent, buy groceries and cover basic costs.
We need government initiatives and policies that address the wider issue of affordability, not just one symptom.
The government should:
Invest in measures that create long-term stability for people and hold oil and gas companies accountable to volatile gas prices
Use the carbon tax dividend properly to provide British Columbians with rebates on a regular basis that encourage a shift away from oil and gas
Introduce a wealth tax for billionaires to address the growing inequality crisis
- Expand transit options in BC to provide transportation options for people outside of cities, and make public transit free from mid–May to mid–September