Food insecurity leads to call for provincial action


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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