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Looming changes to social assistance worry anti-poverty advocates

Louise Murray needs a new walker. The one she has doesn't have brakes, the wheels have no tread and the seat is ripped. The 63-year-old Kitchener resident is concerned changes to the province's social assistance — expected to be announced Thursday by Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod — will mean she won't get what she needs.

But even more, she's worried about what potential cuts could mean for others. "My main concern is that they don't take away any more from people," said Murray, who is also a member of a region-wide group called Alliance Against Poverty.

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