Inflation Outpaces Social Assistance

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A report to Hamilton City Council by public health officials reveals that the average cost for groceries in that city is up nearly 9 per cent since last year, based on the Nutritious Food Basket. A stark contrast to the paltry 2% that the governing provincial Liberals increased social assistance in 2006.

Links:
2007/10/23: Hamilton Spectator – City urges province to raise social assistance
2007/08/28: FMBS – Determining Social Assistance Rates
2007/08/22: FMBS – Rising Food Prices Silently Attack the Poor
2007/06/15: FMBS – Social Assistance Rates Act

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