Rima Berns‑McGown MPP, Beaches–East York

Government of Ontario

VIDEO: Rima on the Housing Crisis and Social Assistance Rates - Bill 108

Published on June 3, 2019

As rents continue to rise and social assistance rates are slashed by the Government, more and more Ontarians are struggling. I spoke at Queen's Park recently about the reality and the consequences of failing to address the housing crisis.

Bill 108, which was rammed through with almost no public consultation, is no doubt going to push people further and further in poverty and homelessess.

In a province with so much wealth - one where the Government thinks it can afford to pay up to $1 billion to break a contract with The Beer Store - people should not have to choose between keeping a roof over their head or food on the table.