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Private member's bill to regulate group homes passes second reading

Group homes for vulnerable people in Ontario are a step closer to having a standardized set of regulations.

A private member’s bill from New Democrat MPP Cindy Forster of Welland passed second reading on Thursday at Queen’s Park. 394 more words

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Ontario legislature to debate private member’s bill to regulate group homes

The executive director of the London-Middlesex chapter of Neighbourhood Legal Services believes a private member’s bill looking to regulate group homes is long overdue.

The death of David MacPherson, 72, in a fatal fire in London in late 2014 pushed the city to join other municipalities in introducing a bylaw on group homes in 2016 — but the province as a whole has no such legislation. 333 more words

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'Allie and Bea' Make Us Believe in the Power of Friendship [REVIEW]

A senior citizen down on her luck. A teenage girl with nowhere else to turn. Two people at opposite ends of life find themselves in the worst situations possible. 838 more words

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Beginning

To be normal is a term that many parents play to their children when they start to act up. Whether a child is throwing a tantrum or wearing cloths that are not associated to his or her biological gender to what happens when your child starts to self harm or to assault others. 166 more words

Adolescent Psychiatric Illness

Broken Spirit

The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke with his daughter, Amy, she was crying and asking to come home.

“She was unhappy. She hated it there.” 226 more words

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London group home operator Keith Charles sentenced to intermittent jail, probation

The question wasn’t “if a fire tragedy was going to happen — it was when,” said Justice Peter Aharan, as he sentenced a London man found guilty of 12 fire code violations after a fatal blaze nearly two-and-a-half years ago, to 20 days of intermittent jailtime and two years of probation. 526 more words

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