The general public has no idea what the system is really like. They think fraud is ramped in Ontario Works and ODSP. Here is something to think about and it is just the tip of the iceberg according to our research. The provincial government says welfare fraud is around 2%. Who is really committing the fraud around here? The federal government says income tax fraud is 13%
Ontario Works staff charged in $1.3 million Fraud By Sarah Elizabeth Brown Tuesday March 4,2008 Chronicle Journal http://tbay.ok.bc.ca/stories.php?id=95704
Government ODSP worker charged in $585,000 fraud case. By SooToday.com Staff Wednesday, November 14, 2007 http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/full_story.asp?StoryNumber=28485
93.7 million dollars in corporate welfare Linda Leatherdale March 7,2008 http://money.canoe.ca/Columnists/Leatherdale/2008/03/07/4938021-sun.html
Premier Dalton McGuity is handing over a 9.7 million dollar corporate welfare cheque to Kellogg. Kellogg’s profit was $1 billion. Also Ford got a $55 million cheque and is now cutting shifts, while GM got $29million and is also cutting shifts.
$150 million called corporate welfare for a profitable industry. Rob Ferguson January 10, 2008 Queens Park Bureau www.thestar.com/Business/article/292631 The Ontario Government has earmarked $150 million to encourage pharmaceutical companies to do more drug research and manufacturing in the province.
An internal audit in Hamilton, Ontario showed that Ontario Works staff were taking the city’s credit card out and enjoying a nice lunch privately.
The same audit showed that the Ontario Works workers had uninterrupted access to the main computer that issues their clients checks.
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