'I know the rules. I want to change the rules': Couple challenging ODSP clawback

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.

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December 10, 2015

Equal pay for workers with disabilities 'not about the money'

"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.

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March 07, 2013

Ombudsman: These cases are heart-wrenching

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.

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March 07, 2013

Welfare reform a ways off, says premier

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.

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November 08, 2012

Anti-abortion signs removed -- for now

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.

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October 12, 2011

Preventing elder abuse

Jennifer Pothier, executive director of Niagara North Community Legal Assistance, often sees victims of elder abuse who come to her for other reasons, like facing eviction. She will offer a seminar in St. Catharines on protecting seniors.

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February 22, 2011