Minimum wage increase tied to inflation, significantly impacting working poor.
Canada Without Poverty has released Poverty Progress Profiles 2022 whose key message is that no benefit, social assistance program, or minimum wage rate in Canada is enough to provide people with sufficient money for everyday expenses. These include necessities like rent, nutritious food, childcare, transportation, and medications. In addition, no inflation benefit provides people with any lasting or adequate relief during this cost-of-living crisis in 2022.
This blog post was originally published on the Disability Without Poverty Bill C-22 blog on June 22, 2023.
Today, after tireless advocacy from Canadians living with disabilities Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, received Royal Assent. The Canada Disability Benefit Act creates a new supplemental income for people living with a disability, which seeks to support financial security for a community that is twice as likely to live in poverty.
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