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Basic income plan missing critical piece

The three-year pilot of a basic income plan by the Ontario government last week is good news for some, but not all. The program guarantees an income of about $17,000 annually for a single person and $24,000 annually for a couple, less 50 per cent of earned income. Those with disabilities will get up to $600 per month extra. The idea is to replace the current welfare system and disability payments that often demands people deplete all their financial resources before getting assistance. It also can be punitive when people earn income because that amount reduces the welfare support. Continue Reading →

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Rape culture and domestic violence discussed to raise awareness during prevention month

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre Executive Director Sonya Vellenga talks about upcoming initiatives in Northumberland related to helping those facing domestic violence and dealing with sexual assault during Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month in Ontario. Continue Reading →

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