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Learn more about Welfare Drug Testing
5 U.S. states have passed laws requiring welfare recipients to be tested for drugs. Canada does not currently test welfare recipients for drugs. Proponents argue that testing will prevent public funds from being used to subsidize drugs habits and help get treatment for those that are addicted to drugs. Opponents argue that it is a waste of money since the tests will cost more money than they save. See recent welfare drug tests news
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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... 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Milton
Offer treatment for anyone receiving social assistance as part of their compensation. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Kelowna
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... 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Surrey
No, but increase social programs to assist people with addictions issues. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Regina
Yes but only terminate for hard drugs and provide treatment. 3 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. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Windsor
Regardless, welfare should only be given to those who can't work, not those who won't work. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Coquitlam