Welfare's New Era in BC
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
The provincial government's tough rules have spawned fear, pain, a little black comedy, and very real tragedy. TYEE SPECIAL REPORT: PART 1
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
The Fraser Institute says they're a huge advance in social policy. Critics say work placement companies are growing rich but doing little.
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