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Welfare's New Era in BC

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Andrew MacLeod has covered welfare reform regularly as a staff writer for Victoria's Monday Magazine. Tyee staff member Kathleen Haley contributed files on homelessness and food bank usage.

In This Series

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Welfare's New Era: Survival of the Fittest

The provincial government's tough rules have spawned fear, pain, a little black comedy, and very real tragedy. TYEE SPECIAL REPORT: PART 1

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 Jul 2004


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Where Did All the Welfare Cases Go?

To work, say the Liberals. But critics say the claim that the 87,000 who've left are doing well rests on shaky evidence. TYEE SPECIAL REPORT: PART 2

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jul 2004


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Welfare Reform's Public-Private Partnerships

The Fraser Institute says they're a huge advance in social policy. Critics say work placement companies are growing rich but doing little.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Jul 2004


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Shut Out at the Entrance

Most welfare claimants move in and out of the system. Many now find the door is locked when they need support. TYEE SPECIAL REPORT: PART 4

By Andrew MacLeod, 14 Jul 2004


Why Real Estate Developers Are Ignoring the Middle Class

And why some industry leaders worry it will come ‘back to haunt us.’

By Geoff Dembicki