Ontario changes course on unpopular autism funding model, minister announces

After months of protests and outrage, the province’s Progressive Conservative government will pivot away from its controversial autism funding model, Social Services Minister Todd Smith said on Monday. In an announcement, Smith acknowledged that this February’s autism revamp — which gave families a fixed amount of money determined by their income and their child’s age — wasn’t working. […]

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Unions protest education cuts

Union members protested the provincial government’s cuts to education in front of local MPP Steve Clark’s office this week. Hoisting signs proclaiming that “class size matters” and “cuts hurt children,” the 50 protesters from five education unions peacefully paraded in front of Clark’s Brockville constituency office on Tuesday. They are upset at the Ford government’s […]

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