Community Living British Columbia may not be talking about its leaked proposed service delivery plan. But the New Democrats are. In an interview with Public Eye, the party's children and family development critic Maurine Karagianis said, "CLBC has said we are not trying to shut down group homes. And yet all of the information I hear within the special needs community is pointing to the fact the government is definitely doing away with group homes. Now we clearly see there's a statement here that they're going to get rid of no more than 100.â€ Ms. Karagianis also slammed the authority for its plan to convert some group homes into community residences - but not count those changes as closures. "This is the most stealthy, underhanded way of shutting down services for special needs communities."
January 18, 2007