Ontario unveils social assistance reforms, including change to definition of disability

Ontario unveils social assistance reforms, including change to definition of disability

TORONTO — The Ontario government is bringing in changes to social assistance that critics say will make it harder for people to qualify for disability support. Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod says the province will align its definition of disability with the federal government’s as part of its overhaul of social assistance. Ottawa does not […]

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Ontario government to increase mercury disability payments to affected First Nations

Ontario government to increase mercury disability payments to affected First Nations

TORONTO – The Ontario government says it is moving to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation. The government says more than 200 people in the First Nations communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive the payments, which have been frozen since 1985. […]

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