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Advocate reacts to bus pass program cancellation

Keep the bus passes and increase disability assistance.

This from Amy Taylor with the Nelson Advocacy Centre.

She is speaking to the BC Government’s decision to cancel a program which previously saw those on disability assistance receive monthly bus passes.

Monthly payments have increased by $77 to offset the cancellation of those transit fares.

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Taylor says this highlights the need for a raise in disability payments.

The government says with this new system people receiving payments would have an extra $25 per month after buying a monthly transit pass.

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