Publications, opinions, and speeches
Improving the incomes of Nova Scotians living in deep poverty
Published on 14/02/2023
Maytree’s submission is focused on ensuring that the Nova Scotia government takes action to strengthen the province’s social safety net, so that those living in deep poverty can live a life with dignity.
To this end, Maytree recommends that the Nova Scotia government:
- Increase benefit amounts for people receiving Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA).
- Index Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA) and other income support benefits and tax credits.
- Transform part of the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) into the proposed Canada Working-Age Supplement (CWAS).
Income security, Poverty
Written submission for the Nova Scotia pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2023 provincial budget.