Poverty is a Medical Condition

A little over a year ago the Ontario McGuinty Government cut the Special Diet Policy under which huge numbers of people on welfare were able to obtain a little more money for food each month. Previously the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) had been running community clinics where thousands of poor people were able to obtain the $250 a month entitled to them. In December with the help of the Health Providers Against Poverty, OCAP again started running the Special Diet clinics. If you are on welfare or disablity in Ontario take a look at the New Special Diet Tipsheet (Link removed - No longer exists). Read an article by the Toronto Star, "Poverty is a Medical Condition," about the Special Diet clinics.