March 3, 2020
The Progressive Conservative government in Ontario is moving ahead with its for-profit welfare plan. The pilot program, launched in February, would see the employment services used by welfare recipients outsourced to private contractors.
This privatized model for welfare services is not unique to Ontario. It has been tested in other jurisdictions like the United Kingdom and Australia. The results from these overseas experiments should give pause to the Ford government’s insistence to go forward with their for-profit scheme.