ISAC's Media & Policy News: 1 December 2017

Posted
December 1, 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories: 

Income Security Reform: A Roadmap for Change

Proposed welfare reform plan includes 22% boost to payments:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/02/proposed-welfare-reform-plan-includes-21-boost-to-payments.html

On welfare reform, Ontario urged to “just do it”:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/02/proposed-welfare-reform-plan-includes-21-boost-to-payments.html

Editorial: Ontario should move quickly on welfare benefits:
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/11/04/ontario-should-move-quickly-on-welfare-benefits-editorial.html

Panel recommends public drug, dental benefits for low-income Ontarians:
http://www.benefitscanada.com/news/panel-recommends-public-drug-dental-coverage-for-low-income-ontarians-105854

Op-Ed: It’s time Ontario adopted this Roadmap for Change:
https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7914568-it-s-time-ontario-adopted-this-roadmap-for-change/

Province is promising action on poverty:
https://www.catholicregister.org/item/26346-province-is-promising-action-on-poverty

Op-Ed: There is a prescription for poverty’s punishing impact on health in Ontario:
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2017/11/14/there-is-a-prescription-for-povertys-punishing-impact-on-health-in-ontario.html

Government needs to act quickly on poverty report:
https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7961201-government-needs-to-act-quickly-on-poverty-report/