Publications, opinions, and speeches


Improving the incomes of Nova Scotians living in deep poverty

Published on 14/02/2023

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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:

  1. Increase benefit amounts for people receiving Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA).
  2. Index Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA) and other income support benefits and tax credits.
  3. Transform part of the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) into the proposed Canada Working-Age Supplement (CWAS).

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Income security, Poverty


Written submission for the Nova Scotia pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2023 provincial budget.