Ontario municipalities will be able to mandate affordable housing in new developments under planned legislation that cities, including the “scorching” housing market of Toronto, are closely eyeing.
The proposed legislation would allow communities to establish so-called inclusionary zoning policies, meaning new housing proposals would require developers to include a certain percentage of affordable units in order to be approved.
Vancouver and Montreal have similar policies, as do many major cities in the United States, advocates say.
It’s a step ... Continue Reading →
Introducing the Vulnerable Persons Standard
The Vulnerable Persons Standard is a series of evidence-based safeguards intended to protect the lives of Canadians.
These safeguards will help to ensure that Canadians requesting assistance from physicians to end their life can do so without jeopardizing the lives of vulnerable persons who may be subject to coercion and abuse.
We are calling on all members of Parliament to ensure that federal legislation regulating physician-assisted death incorporate these safeguards.
Why is vulnerability important?
Vulnerable persons who request physician-assisted dying ... Continue Reading →
EDMONTON — Mikey Hamm is a support worker for a man with autism, and now the Edmonton man is also making cool videos about people with special needs, thanks in part to a government grant.
It all began with a video called “Anthony At Your Service.” Hamm works with Anthony Barrett, who has autism.
Anthony’s mother decided to start a delivery business for her son, who is mostly non-verbal.
“Anthony’s a great guy, but he’s not the type to walk up and shake your hand and ... Continue Reading →