The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter supports an important piece of legislation titled Bill 6, the Ministry of Community and Social Services Amendment Act (Social Assistance Research Commission), 2016.

The NDP Member of the Provincial Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Paul Miller, has put forward Bill 6 which calls on the provincial government to create a standing commission that would annually look at the cost of living in various regions of Ontario in order to inform social assistance rates. The bill also calls on the government to address precarious work and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.