N.S. launches re­view after fam­ily cut off

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX — The Nova Sco­tia gov­ern­ment has launched a re­view of its wel­fare caseload fol­low­ing a court rul­ing that found the province was wrong to cut off so­cial as­sis­tance ben­e­fits to a fam­ily of four be­cause the fa­ther didn’t try hard enough to find a job.

The province’s Ap­peal Court, in a de­ci­sion re­leased Wed­nes­day, said the mother and her three chil­dren should not have been dis­qual­i­fied for six weeks be­cause the fa­ther skipped an ap­point­ment with an em­ploy­ment coun­sel­lor.

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