Name: Noel Oullette
Occupation: Community Activist
We support raising welfare and disability rates, and making them accessible to those in need. The recent re-introduction of an earnings exemption, which means that people on welfare can keep $200 of what they earn, will make a small difference in allowing people to potentially access $810 per month. However, this amount is still significantly below the poverty line.
“There are no frills on a fixed income, no going to the movies, no spending on anything that isn’t necessary to survive. You have to make every dollar stretch.”