The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s Board of Health is calling on the province to increase social assistance rates and revisit the basic income program.
A series of motions were passed as the Health Unit released its 2022 Cost of Eating Well report.
The report shows it costs a family of four about $1,125 a month to eat according to Canada’s Food Guide.
Officials say for households receiving social assistance, including Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, the financial situation is dire.
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