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OntC2000 Responds to Social Assistance Changes

August 1, 2018

Ontario Campaign 2000 is deeply troubled by the Ontario government’s announcements regarding the social assistance system. Yesterday’s announcements deepen the instability, uncertainly and poverty suffered by low-income families in Ontario. Citing ‘compassionate grounds’, government will roll back a planned 3% increase to social assistance rates to only 1.5%. Despite committing during the election campaign to… Continue reading

The Results are In: How will the Parties address Child Poverty?

June 4, 2018

In early May, Ontario Campaign 2000 sent an #OntarioElection2018 questionnaire on child and family poverty to all Ontario parties. The Green Party, Liberal Party and NDP all responded. The Ontario PC party did not respond. We asked the parties to outline their plan to address urgent issues that matter to low income families and to building… Continue reading

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