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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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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. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Ottawa
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. 2 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. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Burlington
No, but they should be put to work, always stuff do be done. 2 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. 2 years ago from a Liberal 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... 2 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. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Prince Albert
Yes test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Red Deer
Yes, the cost of random drug testing should be offset by funding denied to those testing positive. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Saskatoon