Posts by Andrew Leyland

Andrew Leyland

About Andrew Leyland

Andrew Leyland is a master's student in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. He was the Rosenbluth Intern in Policy Research at the CCPA-BC. He is strongly committed to improving the social determinants of health and discovering policy solutions that help build healthy, equitable societies. Andrew is also concerned by the increase in precarious employment among young Canadians, and the erosion of stable, secure, gainful jobs.

Independence or a bit more income: British Columbians with disabilities are forced to choose

Sep 27, 2016
On September 1st, British Columbians on disability assistance saw their monthly rates go up for the first time in nine years. Unfortunately, the BC government bundled a significant clawback in transportation benefits with the rate increase, making it a lot less generous as a result. While the provincial government increased financial support for people with… View Article