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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Province Passes Balanced Budget to Support a Stronger, Healthier Ontario

The government of Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018.

Ontario Has Passed Legislation to Protect Tenants from Unfair Rent Increases

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017 expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Effective April 20, 2017, landlords cannot raise rents more than the rent increase guideline, which is 1.5 per cent in 2017. Any rent increase notices above this amount given on or after April 20 must be reduced to 1.5 per cent.

Early Researcher Awards Program

Ontario's Early Researcher Awards program will support 77 projects across 17 leading institutions. These awards aim to help sharpen Ontario's competitive edge by fostering discoveries, including new technologies, treatments and cures for illnesses while supporting high quality, knowledge-based jobs for people across the province.