Budget 2019

A few highlights of Budget 2019.
– Starting today, students in British Columbia will no longer be charged interest on their BC student loan. This will apply to former students still paying back their loan.
– Caregivers like foster parents will receive an increase in pay for the first time in over a decade and so will Community Living BC homeshare providers. We’re even providing extended family, who support children and keep them out of care, increased support payments to match those of foster parents.
– We’re taking concrete action to support healthy indigenous communities by sharing $3 billion in gaming revenues over 25 years. Stable long term funding will provide for investments in self-governance, cultural revitalization and services to make life better for families.
– We know seniors and families shouldn’t have to choose between paying for food and paying for prescriptions, that’s why we’re increasing Fair Pharmacare drug coverage options, to include drugs that treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, diabetes, asthma and eye infections.

Learn more about Budget 2019 by following this link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019FIN0019-000248