April 16, 2019
Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is cutting benefits for some welfare recipients by $25 a month as part of a medium-term overhaul of social assistance.
Starting next month, the province is ending a job-seeking allowance for recipients who are not disabled and who do not have children.
The allowance was set up a decade ago by the former NDP government and Families Minister Heather Stefanson said it has been given out with no strings attached.
“It’s more of a handout than a hand up,” Stefanson said Monday.