General Electric Peterborough workers urged to get political in push for automatic compensation for victims of 'toxic soup' at plant

A recent report says that between 1945 and 2000, workers at GE in Peterborough were exposed to more than 3,000 toxins - at least 40 of which were carcinogens.

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July 14, 2017

Peterborough program to help people with cognitive impairment access social assistance

A new program in Peterborough is designed to help those with a cognitive impairment apply for the appropriate income support, such as Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

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July 26, 2016

Advocate urges city council to maintain discretionary benefits for social assistance recipients, despite provincial funding cut

Martha Macfie, Peterborough Community Legal Centre, told Peterborough city council that discretionary benefits are critical for people on social assistance and urged the city to maintain those benefits.

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August 08, 2012

SIU wants Supreme Court of Canada to tackle lawyer note vetting of officers under investigation

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) argues that allowing officers to consult with lawyers before preparing their notes "risks tainting the officer's memory and consequently, the independence of the notes."

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March 21, 2012

Police notes can't be vetted: Appeal court

After years of legal wrangling, the mother of a Peterborough man shot by OPP has finally won part of her battle to change police practices.

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November 16, 2011