February 19, 2014
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is guilty, as charged, of not living up to her pledge to make social justice her top priority, say anti-poverty activists who staged a mock trial in Regent Park Wednesday.
The main evidence presented to the gathering of about 200 people from across the province was Wynne’s refusal to raise social assistance rates so people can afford to both eat and pay rent. They are demanding a $100-a-month rate hike as a down payment.
A single person on Ontario Works is eligible to receive up to $626 a month.