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08/26/2016 17:02 EDT | Updated 08/27/2017 01:12 EDT

150 rally at Saskatchewan legislature over cuts to disability payments

SASKATOON — About 150 people rallied at Saskatoon city hall Friday in protest of cuts to a provincial program that provides money for disabled people.

Roberta Fehr says she relies on the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability program for just over $700 a month.

She says she's been told her funding will be cut by about $150, but there's still no firm date for when she'll start seeing the money come off her cheques.

Fehr says she has several long-term conditions including leukemia, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

She said her health has made it impossible to find work over the last several years, so she can't really make up the shortfall.

Fehr says Friday's rally was meant to encourage people to keep contacting their MLAs to oppose the cuts.

"I have no dignity. I have no respect. This was promised to me by the government and now they've taken (it) away and told me that I don't matter," she said.

(CKOM)