The cruelty of our new provincial government apparently knows no bounds when it comes to its treatment of the poorest and most marginalized members of our society.

The government had barely gained power before it cancelled a planned increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and cancelled plans to hire additional staff to inspect workplaces to ensure that they comply with regulations protecting employees.

People on social assistance in Ontario live on incomes far below the poverty line, forcing many to live in degrading, substandard conditions because that’s the only housing they can afford.