Welfare


Winnipeg Program Pays Homeless Above Minimum Wage to Clean City Streets

Winnipeg Program Pays Homeless Above Minimum Wage to Clean City Streets

Astonishingly, some people still think unemployment among Canada's homeless population is a matter of personal choice and not lack of opportunity, a notion that's being duly disproven by a Winnipeg program called Mission: Off the Streets (MOST). MOST hires homeless people to clean up...
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Australia is Cutting Welfare Payments to Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Kids

In a world first, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government has announced it will penalize parents who don't vaccinate their children by cutting off welfare payments. It's a drastic move that could increase the rate of vaccinations nationwide, but there are still some blanks that have yet to be filled in
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Academics Want to Guarantee Every Canadian $20K a Year

Think you know about poverty? Well, a group of academics in our country have gotten together and decided that the best way to combat it might just be to guarantee everyone in the country a minimum income. How does $20,000 for everyone sound?
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