Recently, a very interesting article was published by the popular social rights website, Maytree.com. Called “Welfare in Canada” and released in July of this year, it also features a 204-page report by pretty much the same name; “Welfare in Canada 2022”. If your interest lies much like ours in the numbers coming out of New Brunswick, you will be interested (and perhaps slightly embarrassed) in the table included on page 10. At a whopping $10, 884 per year, New Brunswick is poised as the least generous province when it comes to provincial “assistance” to people with disabilities who are approved for extended benefits. You read that right… we are LAST. You might think, “Well… it costs a lot less to live in New Brunswick!”. Compare if you will to $12, 687 in Nova Scotia, $18, 715 in Prince Edward Island, or better yet… $20, 400 in Newfoundland and Labrador! Something is DEFINITELY wrong in New Brunswick! THIS is reason enough to go after the Blaine Higgs government and DEMAND a bridge payment while we await for payments to flow from the federal government in the form of the Canada Disability Benefit.
Check out the article and the associated report and let us know what you think!