FEBRUARY 8, 2021

The recent report issued by the British Columbia Expert Panel on Basic Income contains several recommendations regarding youth from care transitioning to adulthood that I strongly support.

Covering all the Basics: Reforms for a More Just Society reinforces the report my Office released in December about supports for young adults from the government care system entitled A Parent’s Duty: Government’s Obligation to Youth Transitioning into Adulthood. It is notable that several of the recommendations of the Expert Panel’s report are very similar in theme, indicating that the evidence around youth transitioning to adulthood and the barriers they face is strong enough that discrete reports, panels, youth and scholars draw the same or similar conclusions.

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