Ford hires U.S. firm to push Ontarians off welfare


How many times do we have to watch Doug Ford pat himself on the back when what he is really doing is trying to make himself look good on the backs of others?

The newest disgrace is a for-profit welfare program quietly launched last month in Peel, Hamilton-Niagara and Muskoka-Kawartha. Adding to the shock of this is the fact the contract was awarded to an American company that will get paid for how quickly it pushes clients through the system - many of whom suffer from addictions, mental health, and disabilities.

All this does is create wealth for a foreign interest. It creates no benefit for people who get social assistance in Ontario. They will simply enter another kind of poverty - the working poor - or they will end up homeless or worse.

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