Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford orders public sector hiring freeze

Ontario’s incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province’s books, raising concerns among some government workers.

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Do you think that Ontario Works and ODSP rates are too low? So do we!

Social assistance rates have stagnated over the past several decades, resulting in overburdened shelter systems, rampant food insecurity, and an overall diminished quality of life for vulnerable low-income families and individuals across all of Ontario.

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