No free bus rides for most residents

One resident points to other members in the community that could use more support

It does not bother me that people who are already getting over $900 a month and other perks, like dental coverage, will lose their free bus pass in September – once they will be getting even more money. Nobody ever gave me a free bus pass.

My question is why has there been no announcement for extra money for other people on welfare who have had their rates frozen since 2007, which is a decrease when factoring in inflation.

Maybe we would not have so many tent cities or the need for temporary homeless shelters, if those people at the legislature were more awake to the cost of renting any accommodations.

When was the last time any of them rented something for $375 a month? When was the last time Christy Clark tried living on $610 a month? I wonder, yes, I wonder.

I do not need to wonder how often those politicians at the legislature give themselves a raise. I do know that those politicians eat on our dime and those from the mainland can get an extra $1000 a month to rent a place while they are in Victoria no questions asked, no receipts needed.

Andre Mollon


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