- Ontario Legislative Assembly
The Ontario Government is scrapping the Special Diet Allowance that MANY people depend on literally in order to survive. How many will have to get sick, sicker or maybe even die because the Ontario Government didn't want to adhere to an order of the Human Rights Commission that the Special Diet Allowance was AGAINST Human Rights and not enough for someone to eat properly.
Their response was to cut the program - putting the health of thousands and thousands of Ontarians in literal danger! At present, most of us cannot afford fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, milk or even supplements on an ongoing, consistent basis.
Therefore, we are asking the Ontario Government to reinstate the Special Diet Allowance and to increase the social assistance monthly rates to reflect the true cost of living, so that we may be able to buy the foods we need in order to achieve optimum health.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, hereby respectfully request the Ontario Legislative Assembly, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the Ontario Disability Support Program and/or Ontario Works as well as any and all associated groups, organizations and/or individuals, to reinstate the Special Diet Allowance effectively immediately.
The Special Diet Allowance is used to enable us to buy the foods we are required to have in order to achieve optimum health. At present, the majority of us that must exist on Ontario Disability Support Program and/or Ontario Works regular monthly benefits, cannot afford the fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, milk or even particular required supplements on an ongoing, consistent basis without this Special Diet Allowance.
We also respectfully request at this time that the Ontario Legislative Assembly, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the Ontario Disability Support Program, and/or Ontario Works, regular monthly benefit rates be raised to reflect the true cost of living and be increased accordingly on an annual basis so that we are able to maintain optimum health and afford the necessities of life that our conditions require.
The Reinstate the Special Diet Allowance in Ontario Canada petition to Ontario Legislative Assembly was written by Nancy Monnell and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.