Right now, B.C. has the highest poverty rate in Canada, with an estimated 678,000 people living in poverty, including 118,000 children. B.C. has one of the highest child-poverty rates in Canada. These numbers are based on the federal Market Basket Measure indicator, which includes the costs of food, clothing, footwear, transportation, housing and other expenses for a family with two children.

Why the delay, Mr. Simpson? Many people need relief right now. Who knows how long your government will last?