It appears the provincial government has heard the cries of anti-poverty groups -- including several in Hamilton -- who called for the reversal of cuts to anti-poverty programs.
While the government hasn't reversed their decision completely, they announced a one-time $42-million infusion to municipalities to help offset the cuts on Thursday.
Tom Cooper, Director of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, is pleased that the provincial government has decided not to implement the full cuts.
He says his organization will continue to advocate for full reinstatement of all funding.
It's not yet clear how much of the funding will be earmarked for Hamilton.