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TAPS Asks for Energy Justice in Super Unequal BC 
 

I am back at my desk this week after a trip to the big city across the pond. I found myself there as part of TAPS’ struggle to change years of needless energy poverty for low income BC Hydro ratepayers across this province.

The purpose of my trip was to witness, as a representative of TAPS, the process that BC Hydro goes through to  review its rate structures —that is, the way it charges its roughly 1.9...

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Our Impact...

  • TAPS Income Assistance Legal Advocacy - served 2,240 individuals and families living in poverty. More than 50% of them had been unjustly denied benefits for food and housing.
  • TAPS Tenant Legal Advocacy Project - helped 1,345 people with tenancy issues, ensuring safe, secure and ongoing housing.
  • TAPS Employment Standards Legal Advocacy Project - assisted 293 low-wage workers with information and representation, ensuring job safety and security.
  • TAPS Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project - assisted 578 people living with disabilities apply for disability benefits. TAPS Federal Disability Advocacy Project assisted 852 with applications and appeals for CPP-D benefits, fulfilling a deep need in the community.
  • TAPS Community Volunteer Income Tax Project assisted 1,237 people become eligible for $1,833,000 in federal and provincial tax refunds and credits.