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It’s being called Ontario’s biggest health system reform in 50 years, since the advent of medicare. But what will it actually look like for patients? The government of Premier Doug Ford is merging 20 agencies, which employ more than 10,000 people, into one big agency in what will be called Ontario Health. While much of the attention so far

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The provincial government announced a massive overhaul of Ontario’s healthcare system, eliminating the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINS) and attempting to improve connections between health agencies. While some critics have voiced concerns about a lack of details around the plan, Headwaters Health Care Centre CAO Stacey Daub is taking an optimistic approach. “Our community is

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Today, more than 40 CUPE members from across the country met with Members of Parliament to support the creation of a national Pharmacare program and to discuss retirement security and pensions. CUPE members, alongside 350 activists from the Canadian Labour Congress, participated in a lobby day in Ottawa. The group met with over 192 parliamentarians throughout the day to support

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TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Ontario’s largest union in the private sector expresses deep concern for the proposed amalgamation of healthcare oversight and delivery into an unaccountable partisan agency. “First, Minister Elliot claimed that this bill didn’t exist. Now, this secret agency is just as damning in the light of day as it was when public sector

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A contentious debate continues across the country as schools struggle to integrate special needs students into the classroom. As Eric Sorensen reports, there are rare cases where disruptive behaviour and safety test the most well-intended policies. Read full article >

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Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum does not do an adequate job of teaching students about consent, Education Minister Lisa Thompson told a newspaper in her riding. The issue of consent was one of the biggest concerns parents spoke about during the provincial government’s recent, massive public consultations on education reforms, Thompson told the Owen Sound Sun Times.

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Class sizes and hiring rules could be in for changes under the Ford government, which has just launched consultations with education unions and trustee associations. However, the head of Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario called the talks “concerning and disturbing.” The government began discussions with teacher unions on Wednesday by “highlighting the $15-billion deficit, the

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As the representatives of more than 55,000 of this province’s education workers, we are deeply disturbed by decisions of the newly elected government regarding the Ontario Curriculum. First, the government cancelled curriculum sessions, one of which was making revisions in keeping with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), while others addressed ASL

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