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Latest Media and Policy News: 25 Oct 2012


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The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance released its final report and recommendations yesterday, October 24:
http://www.socialassistancereview.ca/final-report
 
Statement from Minister Milloy:
http://news.ontario.ca/mcss/en/2012/10/statement-by-minister-milloy-on-social-assistance-review.html
 
Media Coverage:

Star yesterday:
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/1276481--ontario-commission-calls-for-integrated-welfare-program-including-for-disabled-that-removes-barriers-to-work

Star today (with ODSP Action Coalition quote!):
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1276481--ontario-commission-calls-for-integrated-welfare-program-including-for-disabled-that-removes-barriers-to-work

Milloy responds – there’s not enough money for a raise:
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/823588--welfare-report-s-goals-will-be-costly-milloy-warns

MRC’s column - who will reform the system?:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1276891--cohn-with-no-payoff-for-politicians-who-will-reform-the-system

Hamilton Spectator:
http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/823707--a-promising-new-approach-to-welfare

Spec editorial:
http://www.thespec.com/opinion/editorial/article/823382--welfare-report-exceeds-expectations

CTV:
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-s-welfare-program-needs-transformation-commission-says-1.1008875

Northumberland Review:
http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=18115

NewsTalk 1010:
http://www.newstalk1010.com/News/localnews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10455680

Metro News:
http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/415125/single-adults-should-get-immediate-100-increase-in-welfare-report/

Responses:

ISAC’s response - a mixed report:
http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=095b12c98935ecaadd327bf90&id=4f9e92e9a0&e=f67f28a7b9

Association of Ontario Health Centres:
http://www.aohc.org

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/newsroom/news_releases_media_advisories_and_backgrounders/current_year/Pages/CAMH-welcomes-the-final-report-from-the-Commission-for-the-Review-of-Social-Assistance-in-Ontario.aspx

Daily Bread Food Bank:
http://www.dailybread.ca/social-assistance-review-final-report-released/

Hamilton Roundtable and HOPE:
http://hamiltonpoverty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Media-Statement-Oct-24.pdf

ODSP Action Coalition:
http://www.odspaction.ca/story/few-prospects-people-disabilities-welfare-reform-report

OPSEU:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1058725/downloading-disability-support-to-municipalities-a-disaster-for-vulnerable-ontarians

Poverty Free Ontario:
http://www.povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/10/24/commissioners-show-constraints-of-austerity-climate/

Put Food in the Budget / OCAP / CUPE:
http://www.cupe.on.ca/d2075/anti-poverty-groups-liberals

Wellesley:
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/economics/important-progress-toward-a-health-enabling-social-assistance-system-but-more-work-is-required/

YWCA Toronto:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1058503/ywca-toronto-welcomes-recommendations-for-social-assistance-reform

Related Media:

Op Ed in the Record on the importance of social assistance reform:
http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/822587--social-assistance-reform-can-lead-to-better-health-for-all

Pre-announcement push on rates in Hamilton:
http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/822551--anti-poverty-groups-lobby-for-better-social-assistance

What about a GAI?:
http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/819662--consider-guaranteed-annual-income-to-reduce-poverty

 


Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre


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