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Nova Scotia man challenges ruling that cut off family from income assistance

Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 9:20 AM | By Tom Venetis

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal on May 31 will hear a challenge to a ruling that saw a family cut off from income assistance when the father missed an appointed job search counselling meeting.

The appeal is in regards to Sparks v. Nova Scotia (Assistance Appeal Board) 2016 NSSC 201.

Kim StantonIn November 2015, the Department of Community Services determined that Brenton Sparks had unreasonably refused to participate in employment services by his failure to attend an appointment with an employment counsellor under the Employment...