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‘Death spiral’: Winnipeg advocates concerned over transit funding shortage – Winnipeg

A question mark hovers over public transportation in Winnipeg, after a recent report uncovered millions of dollars in funding left wanting. According to This is the End of The Line, a new report by transportation planning firm Leading Mobility, Winnipeg Transit is facing a $37-million operating budget shortfall. Transit is …

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Advocates ‘very sad’ by lack of help for homeless encampment residents in Ontario city

If not here, then where? The question frequently arises when it comes to homeless encampments and seems not to have an easy answer while the country deals with the housing crisis. On Monday, residents of an encampment at Milligan’s Park in Barrie, Ont., were issued a bylaw violation notice for …

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Disability benefit won’t lift Canadians in need above poverty line: advocates – National

Pam Bristol from Regina is the caretaker for her 18-year-old son, David Rheault, who was born with a severe case of cerebral palsy. The term is used to describe a group of brain disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance. Rheault can say some words but …

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Advocates gather at Winnipeg homelessness symposium: ‘They want their voices heard’ – Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s battle to end chronic homelessness continues. On Monday, more than 100 advocates for the unhoused community gathered for a symposium in Winnipeg at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights as a part of that fight. A major goal was to hear from people with lived experience of homelessness, like …

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Winnipeg development faces pushback over affordable units from advocates, neighbours – Winnipeg

Advocates are pushing back on a proposed mixed-use development in West Broadway, saying it uses a metric to assess affordability inconsistent with municipal and provincial policy, resulting in rents most in the neighbourhood can’t afford. Developer Paragon Design Build is proposing to demolish four houses on the site at 126-140 …

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Ontario autism program gets $60M boost; advocates say many kids still in need

Ontario is boosting its funding for autism services by $60 million over last year, and while advocates say new money in the recent provincial budget is welcome, thousands of children will still be unable to access therapy. The budget announced $120 million for the autism program, but the government later …

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Manitoba housing advocates, property managers react to proposed federal rent reform – Winnipeg

Housing advocates say the federal government’s proposed rent reforms are a step in the right direction. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures he says will help protect Canadian renters and help them unlock the potential of home ownership. The proposed changes would allow tenants to count on-time …

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Victims, advocates call for changes to justice system and Ontario courts

Cait Alexander stood shoulder-to-shoulder with NDP MPP and Attorney General critic Kristyn Wong-Tam Thursday morning, calling for reforms to the justice system. Alexander says criminal proceedings against her ex-boyfriend have been cancelled twice. “A restraining order — that is the only resolution the Canadian justice system could muster for my …

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‘Don’t give rabbits as gifts for Easter,’ animal rights advocates urge – Montreal

With Easter just around the corner, animal rights advocates are again warning the public to think carefully before giving rabbits as pets. That means rabbits like Huey who was rescued in the bush south of Montreal in February by volunteers. That was his first stroke of luck. “He was part …

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Air Canada CEO, advocates clash at meeting on accessible travel – National

Advocates and Air Canada‘s CEO served up opposing views of on-board accessibility for passengers on Tuesday, though both sides agree that consistency remains a problem. Michael Rousseau, who heads Canada’s largest airline, told a House of Commons transport committee an overwhelming majority of the 1.3 million passengers who requested special assistance last …

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