Board of health to aid welfare recipients
Posted 1 year ago
Wed, Apr 4th, '12 - 2:31 pm
There was no mention of it in the budget, but the Prince Edward Hastings Health Unit is asking the province to pay people on welfare more money.
The local health unit board has formally endorsed a resolution from Kingston asking that another 100 dollars a month be paid to those on social assistance to help pay for healthy food.
In their recent budget proposal, the provincial government said it planned on holding social assistance payments at the same level as they were last year.
The provincial budget has not been passed yet.