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MLA Jenny Kwan protests cuts to Broadway Connections, a program to help the disabled to independence

MLA Jenny Kwan with people protesting funding cuts to the "Broadway Connections" in a photo by Linda Solomon.

I was walking with my son when he saw a group of people across the street holding signs, many in wheelchairs.  Accustomed to life with a reporter, he asked if I was going to take their picutres. We crossed the street and discovered MLA Jenny Kwan standing near the corner of Broadway and Ash engaged in a protest over funding cuts to a program called "Broadway Connections."  This program, run by Vancouver Coastal Health, I learned, has been helping people with disabilities gain life skills and  independence, thus increasing their quality of life.

The program has been cut because VCH has to reduce a seven million dollar deficit, according to a letter written by Jocelyne Hamel, Executive Director of Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, to Health Minister Kevin Falcon.



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