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I've been a member of BCAquaria going back to several years before the system was reset in the crash of 2010. I would like to ask other members a favour.

The provincial government has just announced plans to cancel a yearly disabled persons' bus pass which, until now, has allowed people such as myself access to affordable transportation.

I am a quadriplegic, on disabled income. After paying rent, this allows me about $600 to pay hydro, gas, telephone, internet, food, clothing, and all the other expenses of life. (I manage to come close to breaking even on the aquarium hobby by selling excess plants and fish, and have acquired most of my equipment dirt cheap at local auctions or yard sales.)

For people in my situation, (and especially for those worse off than I) the yearly bus pass is a vital link to the outside world. I am asking you to please click on the link below and sign the petition to have it restored.

https://www.change.org/p/premier-christy-clark-raise-the-rates-leave-our-bus-pass-alone

If any of you would care to put a little more effort into voicing your concern, I would suggest a letter, email, or phone call to your local MLA. (If you don't know who that is, PM your postal code or address and I will find out for you.)

Here are two links to stories with more background information:

Premier says people on disability pensions now "better off" | News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk

Online petition and media heat boost pressure on premier to restore transit passes for people with disabilities | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly
 

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signed and shared in Surrey
 

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I have already signed it. This is a very important issue and it's one that we have the power to change. I'll put the petition on my FB page.
 

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Signed! Hopefully things turn for the best here, take care!
 
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