There is a tradition that government finance ministers buy new shoes when they introduce a government budget. It is a tradition that could signal a new beginning and hope for the future.
If Finance Minister Charles Sousa wants to inspire hope in people who are poor in Ontario he will put food in the budget and raise social assistance rates high enough to ensure everyone can have a life of health and dignity.
The Put Food in the Budget campaign wants Finance Minister Sousa to know that too many people in Ontario who are poor cannot afford
either new shoes or food
or many other basic
necessities of life.