For a group so fond of proclaiming its commitment to social justice, the Wynne government has done remarkably little to help some of the very poorest people in Ontario.

The basic rates for the province’s social assistance programs are far below the generally accepted poverty line, and the government hasn’t done much to change that.

It now has a fresh reminder of the need to act in the form of a hefty report by an advisory team set up by Helena Jaczek, the province’s minister of community and social services.