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Ford Motor Company is planning to cut 600 jobs in Canada. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTO)

Ford job cuts underline bigger issue

The announcement by Ford Motor Company that it would cut 600 jobs in Canada — less than two months after receiving just over $200 million in federal and provincial government grants — should accelerate an end to taxpayer-funded corporate handouts, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says.

Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau (ANTONELLA ARTUSO/Toronto Sun)

Autism program to offer direct funding

Ontario families of children with autism will be able to choose between using government-funded services or receiving funding to pay for private therapy, as part of an overhauled program, The Canadian Press has learned.