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Jukasa News Update Monday, May 8, 2017


A Coalition representing the children of residential school survivors has been granted leave to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada. The Coalition is fighting to save the personal accounts of over 38,000 residential school survivors, which are currently set to be destroyed in 15 years.
The IAP was a process that provided compensation to victims of serious physical and sexual abuse in residential schools. The process has produced the largest collection of firsthand accounts of the residential school system, with documents pertaining to over 38,000 survivors.

Ontario is investing $518 million in public hospitals this year to provide faster access to health care.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announce a 3.1 per cent increase in public hospital funding proposed in the 2017 Budget.
The increase will provide more access to critical care and improve access for specific treatments like chemotherapy.
Each of Ontario’s 145 public hospitals will receive a minimum 2 per cent increase.
Hospital operating funding in Ontario has increased more than 58 per cent, from $11.3 billion in 2003-04 to almost $18 billion in 2017-18.

Ontario’s unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent in April – the lowest it has been since 2001.
The unemployment rate fell by 0.6 per cent, from 6.4 per cent in March. Compared with a year ago, employment in Ontario is up by 87,000 jobs, or 1.2 per cent.
Provincial officials say employment in 2017 is forecast to increase by 94,000 new jobs.

OPP say two Jarvis children aged 8 and 6 are unharmed after they took their parents pick up truck to Tim Hortons for an early morning breakfast.
Police received a call about 7am Thursday morning reporting a pick up truck that drove over curb and into a field. One employee went to check on the occupants of the truck and found the two boys in the vehicle unharmed.
Police say no charges have been laid. The boys were returned to their parents who attended the scene.

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