BC Premier John Horgan says MLAs are being recalled to Victoria next week to pass legislation to his promised COVID-19 cash benefits to British Columbians.
He says they’ll work on passing “supply” to give families $1,000 and individuals $500.
“We think this is a cost-effective way of getting dollars in people’s pockets,” Horgan said. He added it will give low and middle income families the ability to participate more in the economy.
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The NDP leader promised the cash during his campaign earlier this fall, saying families with annual incomes below $125,000 would receive $1,000 (with a sliding scale up to $175,000), and single people earning less than $62,000 per year would get $500 (with a sliding scale up to $87,000).
Horgan has previously said he’s targeting Christmas for British Columbians to receive the money.