Local history, but not local to seattle?

Via Pop Occulture, “Pissing in Public in Seattle“:

“Speaking of homeless people, that reminds me of another rumor somebody told me: allegedly, Seattle was (or possibly still is) operating deals with other cities and regions where they send us their homeless people, along with some money for our trouble.”

I seem to recall that a province in Canada was doing that. I forget if it was into or out of BC, but I remember there was a kerfuffle over that a while ago in the Canadian press. I suppose a google news search would settle that, but I’m offline right now.