Comment 33347

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted September 10, 2009 at 11:35:19

Frank writes: Perhaps another idea, instead of simply building affordable housing all over the place would be to take a look at why there's such a demand for it...?

Yes why is there a high demand?

Maybe it is the smoke and mirrors, that they are actually helping those less fortunate. With the new Ontario Child Tax Benefit, the increase that just happened in July, is that essentially the government is clawbacking that amount off of the ODSP and Ontario Works cheques.

So they have lost the special diet funding, back to school and winter clothing allowances. The deception is that for many who are the middle class think that those who are struggling are getting more, when in fact they are getting less.

So to give an example, with the increase in the OCTB and the clawing back, that I know someone who is now getting 31.00 per month less. Just actually how is this helping people when they are getting less money but the spin is something else?

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