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.
Labour has long complained that Ottawa is diverting billions in premiums collected from ordinary workers
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After accusing Liberals of using Employment Insurance fund as a 'partisan piggy bank', Harper Conservatives are now doing the same thing.