B.C. Premier John Horgan hikes welfare, disability rates days after swearing in
Toronto Star July 21, 2017
VICTORIA—British Columbia Premier John Horgan is making good on his campaign pledge to hike income assistance and disability rates by $100 a month.
The policy takes effect Sept. 20 and will be the first time the welfare rate has increased in a decade.
“Raising the rates is only the beginning,” Horgan said in a statement Thursday. “Our government is committed to bring forward a comprehensive poverty-reduction plan to lift children and families out of poverty.”
Horgan Promised a 60 day implementation period, so this promise might be complete on Sep 20, 2017. Check back with us then.