February 10, 2014
Anti-poverty activists are putting Premier Kathleen Wynne on trial for not living up to her pledge to make social justice her top priority.
Wynne made the commitment in an interview with the Toronto Star during her Liberal leadership campaign a year ago.
But members of the Put Food in the Budget campaign, which has been calling on the government to raise welfare rates so people can afford both rent and food, say Ontario’s poorest residents aren’t feeling the love.
More than 1.7 million Ontarians live in poverty and 375,000 people use food banks every month, the group notes.