Surrey’s fire chief is adding his voice to the growing list of people who are calling for changes to the way social assistance cheques are issued in B.C.
Len Garis — who recently co-authored a report that explores the link between opiate drug overdoses, crime and income assistance in Surrey — wants to see the province stagger the days cheques are given out.
The B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is examining the issue and is expected to report back to the province in the coming months.
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