Fair & Just Society

Pilot a Basic Income Supplement

Despite an array of income security programs and overall economic prosperity, one in eleven Canadians live in poverty. Similar to how we have the National Child Benefit Supplement for low income children and the Guaranteed Income Supplement for low income seniors, a Basic Income Supplement could bring working age Ontarians above the Low Income Cut Off (LICO). Since the costs and benefits are hard to know in advance, a ...more »

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End the clawback of ODSP

End the partial clawback of funds earned through employment for those receiving ODSP. These people are the poorest people in this Province and esentially are living below the poverty line. What a sad state of affairs

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Close down food banks

It's time to close down food banks. They started in the early '80s as a quick fix in that recession. They've grown into monoliths that the poorest of the poor rarely use. It's also providing our poorest citizens with horrible food choices. Ultimately, we need to give people enough money to feed themselves. We're not now. Background: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/its-time-to-close-canadas-food-banks/article587889/ ...more »

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