NEW WESTMINSTER, BC; unceded territories - New Westminster Council has shown its support for the Transit for Teens campaign led by the Centre for Family Equity (formerly known as the Single Mothers' Alliance). The council recently considered a motion to endorse the campaign, which advocates for free public transit for teenagers aged 13 to 18 in British Columbia.
The motion, proposed by Coun. Daniel Fontaine, received unanimous support from the council. Fontaine commended school trustee Danielle Connelly for raising the issue at the New Westminster school board, which prompted him to bring it to council. He emphasized the significance of transit access for young people and the potential long-term benefits of fostering transit usage from an early age.
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