Poverty Bill Could Force Welfare Reform

An amendment to the Human Rights act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of a social condition, such as poverty, could impact the distribution of welfare. This amendment was put forward with the hope of making unjust welfare policy a violation of the Human Rights act. Although the bill is still being worked through in committee, support for it is strong within all of New Brunswick's elected political parties. To find out more information, there's a CBC article regarding how the amendment can affect welfare policy (Link removed - No longer exists).