Minister told to raise welfare rates instead of consulting

Minister told to raise welfare rates instead of consulting

Basic income consultation Hamilton Spectator

Enough with the consultations — that was the message anti-poverty activists had for Ontario’s social services minister, who was in town to hear public views on a basic income pilot project.

The Liberal government has held consultations on social assistance reform since 2008, says Mike Balkwill, of Put Food in the Budget Campaign.Social justice advocates have participated, only to be disappointed each time by government inaction, he added."It’s just shameful, really," added Sally Palmer, of the local Ontario Association of Social Workers social action committee. "I used to be more hopeful, but with this issue, I’m […]

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