On the path to a Universal Basic Income in Ontario (which is still many years away), it's important to raise up those experiencing poverty by increasing the Ontario Works amounts to a reasonable threshold. Currently only $721 is given monthly ($337 basic needs + $384 shelter) to a single individual, for example, which in most cities and towns is woefully inadequate to survive. Linking OW rates to a reasonable percentage ...more »
The Ontario Poverty Reduction Plan, notably tied with the the Ontario Basic Income Pilot programs, have been bold social policy that will have positive economic benefits. Ontario can be the leading province in reducing homelessness and improving the lives of those most vulnerable in our society. It's the right, just, and smart thing to do. We should add historic investments to these efforts towards being a truly just ...more »
Many people would rather work then ask for money. By creating a program in which those who otherwise rely on panhandling can get paid to clean the streets. We as a province can team up and significantly decrease the homeless population by providing them with jobs they really truly need!
Equality of Condition We must begin our endeavour toward inclusive prosperity with agreement that the most important consideration is the equality of condition among all Ontarians. We must believe in the inherent good of people; and that given the conditions of an equal and fair choice every person will exercise that goodness. The government of Ontario should immediately introduce a Social Credit for every Ontarian. ...more »