Letter to the Editor: Protect Our Most Vulnerable

Ray Bidyk and Dennel Pickering – Star Phoenix, September 7, 2016

Recently, the provincial government announced cuts to the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability program, and our most vulnerable now will lose their rental housing supplement.

This will set them further into poverty. Making ends meet will be even more difficult. This extra bit of money allows them to pay for rent, food and utilities. When funding is cut, there will be more pressure on non-government programs such as food banks, the United Way, Lighthouse. And of course, there will be an increase in homelessness.

Instead of making cuts to the SAID program, why not take care of our most vulnerable by ensuring their quality of life? We’ve always been proud of Saskatchewan as a province that looks out for one another and understands that a simple twist of fate could easily lead us to another life.

In a time when we have been told our economy is strong, why the cuts? Let your MLA know these cuts are not acceptable. Let’s take care of each other.

For a link to the Star Phoenix article, click here.

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