Social Assistance

The McGuinty Government claims to have begun to reverse the decline in public services under the Harris and Eves Governments. Since it took office, the McGuinty Government has increased social assistance rates — Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) and Ontario Works — several times. Yet as the chart shows, the real value of social assistance benefits is lower now than it was when the McGuinty government took office. Inflation since the 2003 election has more than offset the increases that have been implemented since.

The government should be ashamed.

ontario works march 2014

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