BILL NO. 62
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Private Member's Bill
Employment Support and Income Assistance Act
First Reading: September 25, 2018
This Bill requires the Governor in Council to take into account the cost of purchasing Health Canada's National Nutritious Food Basket when prescribing the standards for assistance to be granted, or the maximum rates of assistance that may be granted, to a family with one or more dependent children.
1 (1) Subsection 21(1) of Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2000, the Employment Support and Income Assistance Act, is amended by
- (1A) When making regulations prescribing
to a family with one or more dependent children, the Governor in Council shall take into account any data available to the Governor in Council respecting the cost, for a person in the Province, to purchase the food contained in the National Nutritious Food Basket, as determined by the Department of Health (Canada).
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