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 »
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
Ontario's minimum wage which has been frozen for years at $10.25 per hour, urgently needs to be increased to $14 per hour. This issue resonates everywhere we go. You cannot survive on $10.25 when all the other costs of living have been going up. The minimum wage needs to also go up. The minimum wage should be raised to $14 and then tied to inflation and cost of living indexes. According to Statistics Canada, more than ...more »
No one should work to live in poverty. $14/hr is the minimum required for a single person working full time to reach the poverty level.
Ontario created an Affordable Housing Strategy but now it needs to deliver with actions to create housing affordability for poor and modest income families. Creation of more affordable housing will not only support the objectives of the Poverty Reduction Strategy but also create jobs in construction and related trades. Access to affordable ownership housing not only addresses many families need for appropriate housing, ...more »