Thursday, June 09, 2016

New column day

Here, on the Wall government's move to push poor Saskatchewan residents into social programs with counterproductive work requirements.

For further reading...
- Again, Betty Ann Adam reported here on the changes to social assistance in Saskatchewan's budget. Pamela Cowan highlighted the damage to health care, including through cuts to prescription drug funding and a complete lack of resources for mental health and addictions. And the list of other areas being subjected to jarring overhauls in the wake of a campaign against change includes education both primary/secondary and post-secondary, along with health care.
- LaDonna Pavetti's research mentioned in the column is found here and here.
- Finally, Toni Pickard's case for a basic income as a means to stop micromanaging people's lives looks particularly timely given the terms of the program (PDF) being pushed by the Sask Party.

[Edit: updated link.]

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