Category Archives: Poverty

Ontario Legal Clinic Challenges Aggressive Panhandling Law

Staff at the Fair Change Community Legal Clinic in Toronto is pursuing a constitutional challenge against Ontario’s Safe Streets Act, which criminalizes “aggressive panhandling” in the province. This is the second legal challenge to the law since it was enacted … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Project Coming to Ontario

This year, the Ontario government will test out a guaranteed basic income program to reduce poverty in the province. The guaranteed basic income would replace social assistance programs like Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program with a single, … Continue reading

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