Toronto releases 20-year poverty-busting plan – spend spend spend.
Ontario’s Culture of Defeat
A fascinating new study released by the University of Calgary last week, however, suggests the economic doldrums of Canada’s largest province may actually be rooted in deep-set public pathologies that have very little to do with government one way or another.
Entitled The Rise and Fall of Social Assistance Use in Canada, 1969-2012, the report authored by professors Ronald Kneebone and Katherine White observes that welfare participation rates have fallen substantially over the last 45 years in every Canadian province… except Ontario. While only four per cent of Ontarians were on welfare in 1969, today 7.6 per cent are.