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Top court says get your own money for epanded welfare cheques

- March 4th, 2011
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The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. The court ruled Thursday that Quebec could not force the feds to pay for welfare cheques, which are a provincial jurisdiction. ANDRE FORGET QMI Agency

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court told Quebec on Thursday it can’t demand federal tax dollars to fund expanded welfare services in the province.

Quebec began court action against the federal government in 1996, asking the Federal Court of Canada to force the feds to send more money to Quebec City for social service programs in schools, programs to help people with disabilities and programs geared at juvenile delinquents.

via Top court rejects Quebec’s call for cash | Canada | News | Toronto Sun.