The Ford government is scrapping controversial cuts to welfare for vulnerable children and adults with part-time jobs as part of a broader review of Ontario’s social assistance system, the Star has learned.

The reversal comes on the eve of a Toronto city council vote Thursday to approve an additional $8.5 million over the next six months to help families impacted by the elimination of the provincial Transition Child Benefit, which was set to take effect Nov. 1.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services informed municipalities late Wednesday that the $67 million child benefit is no longer on the chopping block.