Regulation regarding outstanding warrants in BC struck down

On June 15, 2000, the B.C. Supreme Court struck down a regulation requiring people seeking income assistance and other benefits to transfer outstanding arrest warrants to British Columbia and plead guilty before they could get financial help. The judge ruled that the regulations were invalid because they were not made for the purpose of carrying out the intent of the welfare legislation, which is to provide income assistance for people in need of food and shelter, but rather for the purpose of saving money. The BC Supreme Court's decision is on their website.