BC legislature to work on passing $1,000 COVID-19 benefit next week

Dec 2 2020, 1:37 pm

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.

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.

 

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