Posted April 11th, 2019
With a budget that mentions the word “poverty” zero times, the Provincial government has once again made its contempt for low and moderate income Ontarians clear.
ACORN members, hoping for bold action to tackle the affordability crisis sweeping across many Canadian cities, were feeling underwhelmed as the federal government tabled Budget 2019, their last budget before the election in October.
Ontario ACORN members took action on March 14th as they continue to hold the Province accountable and resist cuts.
The average share of income spent on shelter was more than 55 per cent, while more than 43 per cent of participants reported they were falling behind in meeting their basic financial obligations.
MPPs got a 20 per cent increase to their personal housing allowance while recipients of Ontario Works and ODSP continue to struggle to afford rent.
If you’re on disability or require social assistance in Ontario, then you might be interested in some changes announced by the provincial government.
Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said last week that social services will be streamlined and put in increasing conjunction with employment, as well as changing the definition of what is considered a disability.