People who live with learning disabilities are concerned new legislation will limit their ability to access the help they need.

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Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington, Ont., is the recipient of the latest local funding announcement by the federal and provincial governments. RBG is receiving almost $1.7 million towards improvements and repairs to its properties. CEO Nancy Rowland says the work will include reconstruction of a boathouse, a viewing platform and a boardwalk as […]

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New Brunswick opposition parties say they hope to salvage Bill 35

Posted on May 12th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

New Brunswick’s opposition parties say they’ll look to strip a controversial section from a government bill amending parts of the Education Act.  Bill 35, or An Act Respecting Empowering the School System, saw over five hours of debate during second reading on Wednesday. The bill proposes several changes to the Education Act that would lead to greater […]

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With the number of people struggling with mental health on the rise, a local MPP is proposing a new bill that would cover devices used to support mental health treatment. NDP London North Centre MPP Terence Kernaghan says if approved, the bill would extend Ontario’s Assistive Devices Program to cover technological devices used to […]

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A candidate running for Edmonton city council in Ward Anirniq is pressing pause on her doorknocking campaign in light of the newest COVID-19 restrictions announced by the province. “We heard loud and clear, if you can stay home, you should,” said Erin Rutherford. “So we made the decision to put public health over politics […]

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Nova Scotia proclaims changes passed in 2020 to Elections Act

Posted on May 6th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Nova Scotia has proclaimed amendments to the province’s Elections Act that were passed by the legislature in March 2020. The government said today the changes are officially in force, and they aim to make voting easier by providing internet voting to military members deployed outside the province and by offering electronic ballots at advance […]

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Earlier today the province passed the ‘Putting Workers First Act.’ This means most Ontarians will now be eligible for three paid sick days. Katrina Squazzin reports.

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The province is introducing legislation to provide an income support program for Manitobans with severe and prolonged disabilities. Current legislation puts Manitobans with severe and prolonged disabilities in the same category as those experiencing temporary losses of employment due to shorter-term or less severe disabilities. The province says Bill 72 would create a program […]

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Mercedes Stephenson sits down with Dr. Peter Singer, special advisor to the director-general of the World Health Organization, to get the latest updates on the global COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Singer says vaccine equity is one of the biggest concerns right now.

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B.C. boosts welfare rates, makes transit free for kids in 2021 budget

Posted on April 20th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

British Columbia is making transit free for kids under 12 and hiking income assistance and disability support payments in its 2021 budget, released Tuesday. The new free transit provision is slated to take effect in September, as students return to school, and is aims to help the province meet its climate goals, boost transit […]

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