Increasing funds for food in social assistance may simply mean money will be spent on rent

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Other parts of social assistance not seeing increase.

A University of Prince Edward Island professor is praising the P.E.I. government for coming up with a plan to raise social assistance rates for food, but is concerned about how that money might be spent. Without indexing for all social assistance, increases for food could go to rent, says applied human sciences Professor Jennifer Taylor. (Matt Rainnie/CBC) Last week the P.E.I. government announced $2.8 million in funding over the next five years to increase food rates.

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