May 3, 2017

Ontario Campaign 2000 acknowledges important policy changes and investments in the 2017 Ontario budget and calls on the provincial government to continue bringing relief to the 326,550 families in low income who need more significant investments in social assistance rates, social housing and workplace reform.

In balancing the budget the government must now make bold changes to create a caring Ontario by addressing income inequality, creating a universal child care program, adequately funding social housing, substantially raising social assistance rates, increasing the minimum wage and providing funding to significantly address the high poverty rates experienced by marginalized groups.

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