Northwest Child Protection Workers The Latest Victims Of Gordon Campbell’s Pre-Election Budget Deception
“Gordon Campbell didn’t campaign on cutting services for vulnerable children,” said Coons. “This is more proof of the B.C. Liberals pre-election budget deception.”
The BCGEU says that six full time child protection worker positions will be eliminated from the region that includes Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert because of budget shortfalls.
“With poverty deepening due to deteriorating economic conditions, we can expect an increase in children needing the services of the ministry,” said Austin. “This is a cruel and senseless cut that puts children at risk.”