As Brazilian sugar cane feeds the biofuel industry, it takes its toll on its labourers.
Equality and Human Rights
As in Ontario, Manitoba's social assistance rates are not keeping up with the cost of living. In Manitoba 60,000 people use employment and income assistance (EIA) as their major source of income. This assistance program as well as the shelter assistance has not kept pace with inflation.
A broad coalition of community organizations and poverty groups have formed to address the ever-worsening poverty in Ontario.