It’s a good thing the Ford government is in the midst of a broad review of Ontario’s social assistance system.

That means it has no excuse to ignore a new report that provides some badly needed advice on how to fix this broken system and make it easier for people to get off welfare and into the workforce.

And it comes just in time. Cuts and punitive measures introduced last year by former social services minister Lisa MacLeod proved to be disasters that had to be paused or reversed.