Social Welfare Policy in Canada: Ontario’s Guaranteed Annual Income System Part I: Background/history/purpose of GAINS The year the policy was started The Guaranteed Annual Income System has been around in Ontario since 1974 (Ontario Ministry of Revenue 2010). How it’s financed The Ontario Ministry of Revenue finances the GAINS through tax dollars; those people falling below a specified income level on their tax returns are eligible for the GAINS (Ontario Ministry of Revenue, 2010). Which level of government administers the policy? As indicated above, the Ontario government administers the policy – or at least the Ontario Ministry of Revenue administers the policy/program. Why does the policy or program exist? Ontario has a minimum income...The end:
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