Right now your tied for 4th best platform for #ODSP.
LONG term, Ford's is actually better.
because while you've got those two 10's..
you're gonna chase it forever with 2% ?
Ford's is horrible at 5% but it can never get worse with inflation indexing, yours can @StevenDelDuca 2/
May 14 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Do you realize @fordnation that you have a legal obligation to ensure #ODSP is at a livable level that does not harm the community ?
@CityCynthia made you aware of the harm being done to recipients in Sept '20. Your 5% promise, shows acknowledgement but a lack of fulfilment. 1/
215 (1)(c) (i)(ii) (2) (1)(b)
Every one is under a legal duty to provide necessaries of life to a person under his charge if that person is unable, by reason of; illness, mental disorder is unable to provide himself with necessaries of life. 2/
The NDP plan to raise it by just $200 a month until 2023
The OLP plan to raise it by just $116 a month, until 2023
The PC's, Say they'll raise it by $58 a month and then inflation only raises 1/
That same single person on ODSP bringing in $1169 today is at least $1000 short of reaching the poverty line EACH month. $1000 in the hole.
It's like everything you buy, costs double.
Could you afford your home if your rent / mortgage increased 100% ? and your food, phone ? 2/
Why does it matter to me so damn much if you #BudgetForTheBenefit of Disabled Canadians ? 1/
It matters to me that we #BudgetForTheBenefit because I am a man of my word. It matters to me when I make a promise and I believe the country which I live in, should hold true to that same value.
If we won't keep our word to our own,
what good is our word to the world ? 2/
So, been a while Michael.
You got a promotion.
I've sorta also, I'm now a level 3 pain in the ass. :)
Yet no matter how things change, they stay the same as well.
I need (all) your help.. 1/9
When last we spoke Face to.. public awareness commercial.. I was engaging you weekly for 10 weeks during the OLP Take the Mic sessions. Virtually every week, I would engage each week's topic with an alternate perspective and how it wraps into either ODSP or the Disabled pop. 2/9
This past Friday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is now the second which has come and gone with no tangible movement towards the promised "#CanadaDisabilityBenefit" while at the same time 1/9
It' the second year in a row that another Party has attempted to pass a Federal #Disability Benefit in which your party has rejected. If you want a short statement about my thoughts then it's simple.. "Shit or get off the pot".
If you want something more eloquent, read on.. 2/9
Nov 29, 2021 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
Dear @Chris_Bittle@taylorbachrach@RichardBragdon@ValBradford_ I write the four of you who span party lines, all elected representatives of our government to support and petition you to advocate For the prioritization of the Canada #Disability Benefit. I urge you to do so 1/16
with in your own parties, in public and to your fellow mp's across the room and sitting beside you in chambers.
This is an urgent issue which affects potentially Millions of Canadian Citizens who have been left behind and forgotten not just since the start of the pandemic 2/16
I Cite examples of actions and basis of actions you have taken in recent history.
You have acknowledged & stated Ontario recognizes its obligations in regards to the #CRPD (1/?)
On June 11, 2021 the Minister acting as head of #ODSP, Todd Smith acknowledges what their publicly released stats have stated, that the majority of those on ODSP cannot work. (hence, the entire point of the program)
Dear @cafreeland, let me save you four years, at least a thousand lives and $12,000,000 in 6 tweets or less.
Your going to commit $12,000,000 for discussions on how to include the most people possible and what to provide in a #Canada#disability benefit. It REALLY is #simple 1/6
In fact, it's SO simple that I'm using up extra words in my promised six tweets or less to highlight JUST how easy it is.
YOU'RE going to ask around, maybe get.. 200 or 300 opinions.. 80% will be from organizations. 70% of those will kiss your ass. half of the individuals 2/6
Apr 19, 2021 • 6 tweets • 8 min read
If I read #federalbudget of #Canada Correctly @cafreeland committed $12M over THREE YEARS to TALKING about how to implement a disability benefit some point in the future (maybe)
(But $13M to ensure MAID happens)
At this rate, with what the provinces are doing to #PWD@JustinTrudeau@cafreeland You won't have to worry about #MAID or a #Disabilities Benefit cause the problem is going to "Solve itself"
They Can't Afford to live NOW Damn it !
3 weeks to invent #CERB
4 YEARS to maybe help PWD
There are 500,000 on #ODSP.
if its that easy, why are there only a couple hundred on here fighting, some of which aren't even ON odsp, their just fighting for those who are ?
What does that say about their ability to "tweet all day" ? 1/12
@yyzsxm@Toulla101@pawprints1986@fordnation do you know how much physical effort it takes to type out a tweet ? next to none. I can tweet with my left hand while brushing my tweet with my right while tap dancing if i was so inclined to do so.. do you think the people on ODSP are able to do the same ? 2/12
We could have been rid of this or at the least it could have been manageable. We could have had Halloween, Christmas with few problems if #DougFord'd just pumped the brakes.
(Text In image - Image shows a previous message warning #DougFord not to "Trump it" and open too soon, as well as the progression of cases in #Ontario, highlighting how we had cases down to 70 daily & now up to 1400 daily as well as dates that #covid related events happened) 2/6
Jul 20, 2020 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
Dear @AndreaHorwath - Since becoming the official opposition party to Doug "We have no money for disabled" Ford you have sent Exactly 8 tweets that uses the terms disability / disabled / disabilities / odsp. Of those 8 tweets only 3 have been sent since the Covid Lockdown 1/11
In total, as far as can find there is only record of you sending 13 tweets since 2013 with any of those keywords.
0 discuss the poverty in which they find themselves FORCED into through no fault of their own.
0 times ODSP is actually used in a tweet sent by you
Jun 19, 2020 • 25 tweets • 7 min read
On / around March 12th of this year you entered into a period of majority home isolation. I've personally felt this was great leadership, by example.
I ask you now to reflect upon this time & consider how you would accomplish this on #ODSP 1/25
I have taken the liberty of writing out a scenario for you.
You are on the $1,971 Double Disabled rate.
Its just you and your wife. You live at the apartment building on 80 Rideau Terrace. (very near where you live now)