Highlights of Ontario’s auditor general’s report

Highlights of Ontario's auditor general's report

TORONTO — Some highlights from the Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report: — The number of people on social assistance has jumped by 25 per cent since 2009. In 2017-2018, more than 450,000 people received social assistance — at a cost of almost $3 billion — and in each of the last five years, only 10 to 13 per cent of recipients gained employment and left the program. — Costs for Ontario’s Student Assistance Program (OSAP) jumped by 25 per cent in 2017-2018 over the previous year, and LysykRead More

Ontario’s Human Rights Commission joining sex-ed legal challenge

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TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission says it will join a legal challenge of the interim sexual-education curriculum introduced by the province’s Progressive Conservative government. The commission says it believes the interim curriculum discriminates based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Six students’ families filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in August, claiming the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Commission says it will join the tribunal’s legal challenge,Read More