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JONES’ LEGISLATION TO END GENETIC DISCRIMINATION PASSES KEY VOTE

(Queen’s Park) –Today, Bill 30 – the Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics), 2016 co-sponsored by Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon passed second reading in the Legislature, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. “I am happy to see Bill 30 receive the necessary support so

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JONES CO-SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO END GENETIC DISCRIMINATION

(Queen’s Park) – On November 3rd the Ontario Legislature will be debating important legislation co-sponsored by Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon that will end genetic discrimination in Ontario. “Individuals who undergo genetic testing can be compelled by insurance companies and employers to disclose their results and may be

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JONES INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO TREAT HEPATITIS C SOONER

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon introduced the Greater Access to Hepatitis C Treatment Act, which if passed, would ensure individuals with hepatitis C will receive greater access to highly effective treatments. “Individuals diagnosed with hepatitis C cannot access new treatments that have a 95

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MINISTRY STAFF RAISES CONCERN WITH PROVINCE’S AUTISM PROGRAM

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon questioned the Minister of Children and Youth Services for calling IBI and ABA therapy essentially the same thing, after a government document highlighted concerns with the province’s ABA program for children with autism. “Earlier this week the Minister stated

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JONES DOESN’T STOP THE FIGHT TO RESTORE IBI THERAPY FOR KIDS OVER 5

(Queen’s Park) – Today, Sylvia Jones MPP Dufferin-Caledon again highlighted stories of families being impacted by the Minister of Children and Youth Services’ decision to remove children over the age of 5 from receiving Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy. “Today I shared the story of Chelsea and

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