When Minister Jaczek talks about ‘winners’ she is simply putting a ‘smiley face’ on the Band-Aid of inadequate social assistance rates.
This June 27 article in the Toronto Star (see here) reveals a lot about the attitudes of Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberal government towards people who are poor. Let’s break down just two of the comments the Social Services Minister makes in this recent interview.
“As long as I’m here there are no losers”
“We aren’t going to call it social assistance reform.”
Neither an advisory group nor a consultation process is required to make immediate changes. There is no point to participate in the consultation merry-go-round. Let’s continue to demand that Jaczek and Wynne put food in the budget now!