Another $450,000 worth of grocery store cash cards will be made available starting Tuesday in communities outside Toronto that lost power during December's ice storm.
Premier Kathleen Wynne faced severe criticism after big crowds and a lack of information hampered the distribution of $842,600 worth of cash cards in Toronto last week.
The opposition parties complain Wynne and the Liberals were more interested in photo-ops in Toronto than in helping people in other communities who also lost electricity.
The cash cards are intended to replace food that spoiled when power went out after the pre-Christmas storm, and are supposed to go only to those who can't afford to replace their losses.
Some municipalities will use a new call-in system to distribute the cash cards, but others will use the in-person pickups that caused long lineups in Toronto last week.
They will be distributed in nine other regions starting Tuesday, including Hamilton and Wellington, the regions of Halton, Peel, Waterloo and York as well as Dufferin county.