Confirmation that Despite Trudeau Government Promises, Canada Disability Benefit Will Only Lift Very Few People with Disabilities Out of Poverty

A June 8, 2024 Toronto Star report confirms that contrary to earlier promises by the Trudeau Government, the forthcoming new Canada Disability Benefit will only lift very few people with disabilities out of poverty. In that report, set out below, only about 25,000 impoverished people with disabilities will be lifted out of poverty. Notably, there are approximately 1.6 million people with disabilities who now live in poverty. Thus, 25,000 who will be lifted out of poverty is a tiny drop in the huge poverty bucket.