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Petition:
Increase in the allowance for families consisting of 2 adult claimants of Social Solidarity or Social Assistance benefits

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  1. Step 1: fill out the form that appears below the text of the petition and send it (you must accept the signing conditions before sending the form).
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  3. Step 3: in this message, click on the link enabling you to register your signature.

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Petition text

WHEREAS section 156 of the Individual and Family Assistance Regulation stipulates that ''the social solidarity allowance granted to an independent adult or a family composed of only 1 adult is $954'' and that ''the social solidarity allowance for a family composed of 2 adults is $1,426'';

WHEREAS  many couples on the social solidarity program are choosing not to be married or to live together, because the social solidarity allowance for a family of 2 adults is not enough;

WHEREAS section 5 of the Canadian Human Rights Act stipulates that “it is a discriminatory practice in the provision of goods, services, facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public:

(a) to deny, or to deny access to, any such good, service, facility or accommodation to any individual; or
(b) to differentiate adversely in relation to any individual,
on a prohibited ground of discrimination”;

WHEREAS under section 3 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, ''marital status'' is a prohibited ground of discrimination;

We, the undersigned, ask that the Government of Québec increase the maximum allowance for a family of  2 adults on social solidarity to double the  maximum allowance for a single person on social solidarity, for a total of $1 908. We ask that similar measures be taken for a family of 2 adults on social assistance.


Signing deadline : August 12, 2017

Number of signatures : 352

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