“It is wrong that the most vulnerable in society are receiving less support at a time like this. I am asking the Social Services Minister to match the federal emergency benefit for low-income Ontarians,” said Schreiner.

Schreiner is calling on the government to:

  • Immediately raise the social assistance and disability benefits to $1,800 per month, consistent with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) after taxes; and
  • Exempt the CERB from provincial clawbacks so that low-income Ontarians and people with disabilities can benefit fully from federal emergency relief.