December 10, 2017
Ontarians don’t think too highly of people on social assistance, according to a new survey about discrimination from the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Just 39 per cent of respondents had at least “somewhat positive” feelings toward people receiving social assistance, the lowest percentage of any group, although transgender people, refugees, Muslims and Arab people did not fare much better.
“There’s a very unique form of discrimination that people on social assistance and people who are homeless experience. That was a very important insight for us,” Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane said on Friday