From Welfare To Workfare


TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE ORIGINS OF WORKFARE 1
THE BASICS OF WORKFARE . 2
PC POLICY DIRECTION OF WORKFARE 2
WHY? A CONSERVATIVE POINT OF VIEW 4
WHY NOT? AN OPPOSITION'S POINT OF VIEW 6
CONCLUSION 8
WORKS CITED

"THE ORIGINS OF "WORKFARE"

There's an old joke that goes something like... Where do you hide a
welfare recipient's cheque, where he'll never find it? Under his work boots.
When Mike Harris was campaigning for the Progressive conservative party in 1994
he ...

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"hand up" on the other candidates,
(Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Nov. 17, 1995, 846), arguing that the current
welfare system is just "hand outs".
The decision on behalf of the conservative party to introduce Ontario
Works in Ontario is an interesting one, with respect to traditional, and modern
day Conservative party beliefs. This issue will be discussed in depth further
into the essay, but much research and (case) study went into the prospects of
workfare by the Tories.
To better understand workfare, one must understand the basics and
reasoning of welfare. John Romanyshyn wrote "Free men living in a community of
free and equal men is the democratic ideal", (Armitage, 59) which describes the
ideals of welfare. Welfare is a liberal and/or democratic program and policy
and is intended to allow equal opportunities of success to all. Other welfare
goals include giving temporary assistance for people who are living below the
poverty line and are basically implemented by using ...

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for their welfare benefits". (Legislative Assembly of Ontario, March
29, 1996, pg. 1650) Here are some main points of Ontario Works program:

handicapped, elderly, injured, full time students, and single
parents with young children will be excluded from mandatory
workfare.
recipients will be required to work, or volunteer, seventeen
hours per week, in order to receive assistance.
municipal social services will work directly with charity and
community organizations for volunteer and employment services.

The main intention of workfare is to help the welfare recipient ...

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