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Special Diet Allowance as of April 2011
On November 30 2010, the Ontario government announced they had decided to keep the Special Diet program instead of cancelling it. But, they said they were going to make some changes to the program. This backgrounder explains these changes and says what you should know if you currently get a Special Diet allowance.
Provincial Rent Guideline Increase
The Guideline sent by the Province of Ontario for rent increases in 2011 is .7%. However, the Guideline set for rent increases in 2012 is 3.1% using the same formula. The current government has indicated they may look at the way this increase is set annually as it is currently based on the Consumer Price Index which reflects changes in prices for goods and services not necessarily associated with rent.