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New Ontario Poverty Strategy – Is it enough?

New Ontario Poverty Strategy – Is it enough?

The Ontario Government has released the second Ontario Poverty Strategy

In its latest strategy, the Province has committed to eliminate homelessness and reduce child poverty by 25% as well as to increase social assistance rates for single people on Ontario Works by $100 over 4 years.  While a good commitment, people on social assistance continue to live in the deepest poverty in society – with fully 75% of all food bank recipients relying on social assistance because rates are so low.  The governmen