This from CKNW today:

“People on income assistance or with disabilities will no longer get pre-made foot orthotics, electrotherapy devices or contraception; items supplied in the past to reduce health risks. BC has safe tap water so the 20 dollar monthly bottled water supplement is also gone.

Each year, the Province spends 3.7 millions dollars on funerals for low-income residents so if you are an immigrant on income assistance and you die the person who sponsored you will have to pay up if they have the money.

More than 177-thousand people in BC are on income assistance and the number is growing.

The changes aim to save ten million dollars.”


Ten million dollars saved by denying contraception, bottled water and funerals to welfare recipients! That’s two-thirds of the amount we BC taxpayers spent each day on Olympic Games security. Our government certainly has its priorities straight.