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Latest Media and Policy News: 18 January 2013

Top Story: "Welfare to Work"

Hudak releases PC’s white paper on social assistance


Star picks up on proposed benefit reductions: Globe focuses on proposed downloading:
Huffington Post:
CHCH (note: video):

Sun News:
  • Toronto Sun:
  • Also covered in the Kingston Whig Standard:
  • Same “create welfare smart card for food” in all QMI local papers: Brantford Expositor, Brockville Recorder, Napanee Guide, Strathroy Age Dispatch, Chronicle Online, Shoreline Beacon, Thorold Edition, Barrys Bay This Week, Wallaceburg Courier Press, Norwich Gazette, Midland Free Press, Kingston This Week, Kenora Daily Miner and News, Seaforth Huron Expositor, Simcoe Reformer, Ingersoll Times, Orillia Packet, The Londoner, Sarnia This Week, Community Press, Goderich Signal Star, Bancroft This Week, Bradford Times, Lindsay Post, Midnorth Monitor, Delhi News Record, Kincardine News, Petrolia Topic, Sault This Week, Kapuskasing Times, Cochrane Times Post, Innisfil Examiner, Wiarton Echo, Frontenac This Week, Mitchell Advocate…
Toronto Sun – Wednesday’s story about merging OW and ODSP: Windsor Star:
London Free Press:
London FM 96:
Global Toronto:
Metro Toronto: (note, this is a video):
Canoe news:
Canadian Charger:
‘Trapped in a Whirlpool’ blog:

Other (But Not Unrelated) News

In Australia, “welfare cuts to lone parents will not help them find work”:
Tennessee Republican Senator wants welfare recipients prohibited from buying alcohol:
UK MPP raises “welfare cash card” idea to prevent purchases of “luxury items” like cigarettes and alcohol:
Landlords’ group in Niagara County, NY, want welfare shelter payments paid directly to them:
Michigan institutes new 3-week “work readiness assessment” waiting period:
UK saves money by capping welfare benefits – perhaps for 6 years:
The State of Georgia’s war on the poor:
David Cameron’s New Year’s address includes no backing down on benefit reforms:
From Ian Duncan Smith – UK welfare transfers “increase dependency” and “push public finances to the breaking point”:
And meanwhile, more homeless people died on Toronto’s streets last year than in the past five years:

Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre


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