May 15th 2020, Ford was asked if he'd top up disability assistance during the crisis, as many vulnerable folks are struggling to survive this crisis on the current, below poverty line amount given. His response:
(Regarding the priority to "ensure the health & well-being of the people of Ontario"
Yes, However Doug Ford & Todd Smith are clawing back $900 for those who recieve the CERB.
Yup, the province is taking federal emergency funds from vulnerable residents https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/gta/2020/04/20/ontario-to-allow-people-on-social-assistance-to-keep-part-of-emergency-benefits.html?__twitter_impression=true
....My question is, where did that $30 million go?
(Screenshot is from the link in the previous tweet)
Let's dig in, shall we?
In 2019, over $230 million taxpayer dollars were wasted when Doug Ford cancelled the 750 green emergency contracts
Risking wasting "hundreds of millions" of tax payer dollars by threatening to rip up a 10 year contract with the Beer Store.
In Ford's unneccesary $600k rebranding plan, he personally selected to change the colour of the license plate to one which wasn't visible by police & other drivers @ night; ending in a recall of the new license plates. This was a waste of tax payer $.
After months of admitted failures, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has finally put a full stop to the province’s newly designed two-toned blue license plates.https://globalnews-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/globalnews.ca/news/5157537/ontario-budget-licence-plate-yours-to-grow/amp/?usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASDIAQE%3D&amp_js_v=0.1#aoh=15895987495493&amp_ct=1589598814693&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fglobalnews.ca%2Fnews%2F5157537%2Fontario-budget-licence-plate-yours-to-grow%2F
- wasted millions upon millions by starting unneccesary new projects which failed, & canceling contracts
- claims "We're all in this together" & that he'll "spare no expense", yet publically spared disabled ppl
The cancelled basic income pilot project in Ontario was an “angel in disguise” according to many survey respondents who said they feel “hopeless” and “lost” since the PC government announced last...https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/canada/2019/3/4/1_4321205.html
And If they were true, Mr Ford has a LOT of explaining to do as to where all of the budget $ went. (Like that clawback $.) Not helping the most vulnerable during a crisis is inexcusable.