News from The Standard (St. Catharines)
Angela Browne of the ODSP Action Coalition says one of her main concerns is that couples and families on ODSP are treated as one unit, rather than as separate earners.
"It's not about the money," says the woman whose daughter, who has a disability, was fired by a St. Catharines company after being paid $1.25 per hour for 10 years. But she wants a message sent to other employers.
The Ontario Ombudsman's investigation into the province's services for adults with developmental disabilities has drawn close to 500 complaints at its halfway point and, he said, has tried his staff emotionally.
Poor and disabled people facing the loss of a key housing assistance program could be left waiting awhile for a full-out social assistance reform, says Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
A Christian organization says it won't stop its anti-abortion campaign in west Niagara, despite being ordered by the Town of West Lincoln to remove signs over the long weekend.