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The test should be ultimately up to the person, but it should not affect welfare as it is basic and inhumane to revoke such rights especially if a person is abusing harmful substances. A test should be recommended and the government could lower taxing on... 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Milton
No, but i do think after 5 months and nothing has changed they should be released. We need to see people actually trying to make a difference and not sit on their butts and collect our tax's. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Ottawa
Offer treatment for anyone receiving social assistance as part of their compensation. 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Kelowna
Yes. surprise random tests once or twice a year made to get help before they get another check. 6 years ago from a Conservative in Chatham
Yes and I am a supporter of Workfare. No one gets anything for nothing unless they are severely disabled. I think we could far better look after those who can't look after themselves if we weren't paying for those who WON'T look after themselves. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Calgary
No this is a waste of time and money and social assistance programs should come with restrictions and time limits such as EI. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Burlington
No, but they should be put to work, always stuff do be done. 6 years ago from a Liberal in London
Yes, but have mandatory rehab for those who test positive. If they don't participate in treatment, then they lose their welfare benefits. 6 years ago from a Liberal in London
Yes, but provide treatment options for those testing positive. If they fail to comply after regular checkups, then terminate benefits. 6 years ago from a Christian Heritage in London
For anyone new getting welfare it should be announced this will happen before people think they can keep having kids to get a pay cheque.. For existing welfare recipients, it should be given a chance to sobor up if not they will have to go on a drug... 6 years ago from a Liberal in Halifax
I think weflare asistance should be monitored or even put on cards so that it's harder to buy drugs or alcohol. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Prince Albert
If there is reason to believe the system is being abused it should be investigated. If that means drug testing so be it. If they are found to be using drugs offer rehab or end their asistance. 6 years ago from a Communist in Cranbrook
No, but a form of volunteerism or community service should be integrated into our systems to create a give and take community. This also will contribute towards creating good feelings, meaning and purpose to many who lack this. 6 years ago from a Green in Nanaimo
No, people matter no matter what their transgressions. They should however be given support to keep drugs from hurting them further. 6 years ago from a Communist in Kingston
Yes Marijuana should be okay since it lasts longer in system and some parents only use it recreationally on their own time and we should also use cards that can only be used in stores not liquor stores so it's more regulated. 6 years ago from a Green in Slave Lake
No, but there should be social programs available to assist those with substance abuse problems. 6 years ago from a Green in Toronto
Welfare checks should be replaced with payment direct to landlords and with food voucher, transit passes or gas cards, and a small amount of cash for communication and other needs. Take the majority of cash out of the equation. Then those on welfare and... 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Surrey
No, but increase social programs to assist people with addictions issues. 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Regina
Yes test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Red Deer
No, start with the government and its agencies to stop their part in the importation of drugs. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Ottawa
No, an unconditional basic income should be adopted. 6 years ago from a Green in Winnipeg
Yes but only terminate for hard drugs and provide treatment. 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Vancouver
Yes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive. 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Windsor
Yes, the cost of random drug testing should be offset by funding denied to those testing positive. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Saskatoon
Regardless, welfare should only be given to those who can't work, not those who won't work. 6 years ago from a New Democratic in Coquitlam