Welfare increase long overdue - BCGEU

The NDP government wasted no time in putting our money where its mouth is. Before John Horgan's first week in office was over, his government fulfilled a promise to raise welfare rates.

For 10 years, as the price of everything climbed, the former B.C. Liberal government kept its fist wrapped tightly around the money bag. Income assistance was frozen at $610 per month, while disability rates have seen only small increases to $1,033 per month over the decade.