This is a campaign in response to the failure of Ontario’s provincial government to recognize that cutting social assistance rates is doing absolutely nothing for their beloved budget requirements long term, as children and families who already struggle to make ends meet fall deeper into the cavern of poverty. In turn, we will see a new generation of children who do poorly in school (as a result of malnutrition), who do not reach their full potential, who contract chronic illnesses (a direct result of obesity, propelled by years of cheap, poor food choices – are they a choice when you have no other choice?), and who cost the tax payer exponentially more than what it would entail in keeping social assistance rates stabilized and reflective of living expenses. The inability of the government to “do the math” since math was a scary subject in school and many MP’s are “insecure” about this, has led to a disastrous consequence. Please go to the link and show the government how to crunch numbers.