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Hamilton senior says LHIN bullying her to put husband in long-term care 'dump'

Nursing homes are just "waiting to die" places as far as Elizabeth Loades is concerned.

So she doesn't want to put her husband Peter in one, despite what she describes as being bullied by Hamilton's Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to do...

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Jan. & Feb. 2019: Injured Workers in the World of Precarious Work: Advocacy and organized resistance

A series of seven weekly seminars for workers and advocates  – starting January 22, 2019 –

Workers in precarious employment suffer most harshly the consequences of workplace injury: poverty, social isolation, and deteriorating...

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Long-term care homes are not getting comprehensive annual inspections: NDP critic

Many long-term care homes in Ontario are not getting annual comprehensive inspections required by law, says NDP health and long-term care critic France Gélinas....

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February 20: Free session on Disability Tax Credit

From NOW Magazine: A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency will talk about: new changes, eligibility, the process of applying, how to access, what to do if an application was denied, what credits are available for the...

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Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates in Ontario are calling on the province to remove a principal's power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period, saying it is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with...
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Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

The federal government's accessibility legislation has gone to the Senate after seeing several amendments in the House of Commons, but lawyers who work with those who have disabilities say that more amendments are still needed to the bill --...
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Opinion: Cuts in benefits and worker safety will worsen the opioid crisis in Canada

From an opinion piece in the Washington Post: More than 9,000 Canadians have died from apparent opioid-related ...

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Health Canada aims to improve safety of medical devices

Health Canada announced new measures Thursday to improve the safety, effectiveness and quality of medical devices.

Following the Implant Files investigation, a growing number of countries have said they will better track medical ...

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Advocates say Accessible Canada Act is too weak to be effective

The cautious optimism that prevailed in Canada's disabled community when the federal government tabled historic accessibility legislation earlier this year has given way to widespread concern that the law won't lead to meaningful change.
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New report by Walkerton citizens' lawyers finds Bill 66 threatens Ontario's drinking water

From a Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) news release: Today the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), which represented the Concerned Walkerton Citizens at the Walkerton Inquiry, released a detailed legal...

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