Recently, two men who were denied entry at a Saskatchewan homeless shelter were given one way bus tickets to Vancouver by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services.
Yes, a bureaucrat in Saskatchewan dumped a problem they didn’t want to deal with, on Vancouver.
As a lifelong resident of Vancouver, this doesn’t surprise me. For far too long Vancouver and Victoria have been the destination place of choice for “welfare refugees” from across the country.
Whether as a result of politicians like Ralph Klein who famously sent people out of Alberta with a one way ticket or because living on the streets in Vancouver is easier to do than almost every other Canadian city during winter, we risk becoming San Francisco north unless we start sending welfare claimants back where they came from.