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Legal Aid stops taking on new immigration cases

TORONTO—The head of Legal Aid Ontario says a funding cut from the provincial government means the agency's lawyers will stop accepting most new immigration and refugee clients beginning today.

Legal Aid CEO David Field says in a memo to staff today that the province has told the agency it can only use federal funding to cover new immigration and refugee services this year.

Online misinformation stoking fear of vaccines

TORONTO—Doctors in Ontario are warning that misinformation being spread online is undermining public trust in vaccines.

The Ontario Medical Association, which represents about 31,500 doctors in the province, has launched a public awareness campaign through Twitter, Facebook and traditional media in a bid to combat myths around vaccines.