June 9, 1992 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Dennis Joseph Mills

Liberal

Mr. Mills:

Yes. Do you really think $500 is a sufficient enough incentive to encourage people to stay in the work force, especially those at the lower income end of the spectrum, when they receive all of those medical ex-
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penses and all other expenses are basically covered while on welfare?
In other words, I am hearing from many single mothers in my community who would like to get back into the work force that it does not pay them to go back to work and that $500 over a year works out to less than $10 a week. That is hardly enough incentive to really put them back into the work force.

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