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posted Jun 25, 2011, 10:23 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jun 25, 2011, 10:37 PM ]
Court rules Ottawa, Ontario can recoup social aid payments
By JORDAN PRESS, Postmedia News June 11, 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the federal and Ontario governments to recoup social assistance payments made to new immigrants.

In a unanimous decision Friday, the court said financial responsibility lies with the sponsor, but the government should be flexible when it comes to repayment schemes.

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Adrian Humphreys  Jun 11, 2011 – 2:05 PM ET