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AUDITOR GENERAL SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR LACK OF OVERSIGHT FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

(Queen’s Park) –Today, Ontario’s Auditor General released her annual report for 2016 and found that after 13 years and three reports, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services is still not ensuring children and youth receive the mental health services they need. One major concern the Auditor

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JONES CALLS ON MINISTER OF HEALTH TO FUND LIFE-CHANGING MEDICATION FOR RARE BRAIN DISEASE

(Queen’s Park) –Today, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon called on the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to publicly-fund medication for the treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU is a rare, inherited, brain threatening metabolic disorder. For decades the only treatment for this brain-threatening condition has been a lifelong

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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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