Métis to hold Prince George poverty reduction session – Prince George Citizen

March 7, 2018

Parallel to regional poverty reduction strategy meetings that have been held across the province, the Métis Nation of B.C. is holding its own series of consultations in hopes of influencing B.C.’s poverty reduction strategy.

The Métis Nation of British Columbia will be holding one of these sessions in Prince George on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ramada Prince George. The provincial government has been holding consultations throughout the province in advance of its upcoming poverty reduction strategy, which will outline targets and timelines to cut poverty in B.C. A previous consultation, held in Prince George last month drew roughly 75 people.

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, recently announced the plan’s introduction will be delayed until the fall. The B.C. NDP government had planned to announce the plan in the Spring.

According to Gail Parenteau, Regional Health Coordinator for the Métis Nation of British Columbia, the MNBC have received targeted funding to hold their own poverty reduction meetings in communities throughout B.C. Other First Nations in the province have not held their own meetings, although many have participated in the other 28 community meetings that have been held, or are planned, throughout the province.

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