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Compensation exemption levels raised for Ontario Works, ODSP recipients

Recipients of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program payments can now keep more of their government payments following any compensation awards they receive, the province announced Friday.

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In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

It was a human experiment on an unprecedented scale. Its target: 10,000 Ontario miners. Its tool: a mysterious black powder they were forced to inhale in a sealed room before plunging underground to work...

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September 21: A Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Elimination

Information from Halton Community Legal Services: We are proud to present, with co-partner Halton Community Legal Services, as well as the support of Halton Information Providers, Sheridan College, Halton Equity and Diversity...

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Ontario Launches Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

Ontario has appointed the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese, an experienced judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal, to lead an independent public inquiry into the policies, procedures and oversight of long-term care homes.

In particular, Justice...

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Should police always be called when a student reports a sex assault to a university or college?

In a few weeks, thousands of Ontario university and college students will start their first full academic year since the province made it mandatory for post-secondary schools to have protocols in place for dealing with allegations of sexual assault....

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Police must focus on de-escalation when dealing with people with mental illness: Editorial

From a Toronto Star editorial: Last week the jury at a coroner's inquest into the police shooting death of Michael MacIsaac issued thoughtful, important...

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Should Toronto push to decriminalize all drugs? The city's medical health officer ready to consider it

Toronto's new Medical Officer of Health is calling for a public discussion on the merits of decriminalizing all drugs in the wake of the ongoing overdose epidemic.

"It's...

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Get naloxone kits for free

This is information from the Government of Ontario: Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Learn where you can get naloxone kits and how to use them.

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Ontario women to get free access to abortion pill starting Aug. 10

The Ontario government says it is giving women in the province more choice over their reproductive health by covering the cost of Mifegymiso, commonly referred to as an abortion pill, starting on Aug.10.

Mifegymiso, also known by the name RU-...

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What you need to know about London's bid for supervised injection sites

Getting a supervised injection site doesn't come quickly.

While London has checked off some of the requirements to apply for supervised injection services, it's not touched on some of the basics, including who would be applying to Health Canada...

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