Ministry tries to explain decline of PPMB welfare caseload

The BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development has released a report explaining the decline in the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers caseload. The Ministry claims that the caseload declined because of policies changes and lower unemployment rates. In 2002, the BC Liberals created the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) designation, as well making vast cuts to welfare and making eligibility more restrictive.