Poverty in Ontario would grow under Hudak, activists predict

The Toronto Star

There’s a commitment and requirement in law that whoever forms the next government has to introduce the next poverty reduction strategy. Tory platform promises include the party’s plan to freeze the child benefit to save $583 million by 2017-18, cuts to full day kindergarten and a social assistance program “review” to save $1.5 billion, the coalition said. By contrast, the Liberals and NDP would raise the maximum child benefit to $1,310 per child per year starting this July. A Progressive Conservative government under Tim Hudak would be a step backwards for poverty reduction in Ontario

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