Ontario and the International Day of the Eradication of Poverty

Today October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The United Nations (http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/) recognises the global reach of this problem, perhaps the biggest that humanity is facing. Nowadays, there are enough means in the planet to fix this scourge.

According to the Raise the Rates Campaign (http://www.ocap.ca/rtr), the effect of low wages and social services have promoted poverty in Ontario, one of the richest provinces of Canada:

•   The minimum wage has been set at a level that leaves people in poverty
•   People on Ontario Works (OW) and ODSP are living on incomes that leave them unable to feed themselves and pay the rent
•   The real value of social assistance payments has fallen by 55% since 1994 and people have continued to get poorer during the years the Liberals have been in office
•   The vital Community Start Up benefit that kept people housed has been taken away
•   The Special Diet benefit that put food on the table for thousands has been slashed
•   People on ODSP are now facing medical reviews that threaten to take away their income

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