There are two major developments.  First, on October 30, 2014, the Ontario government announced a spending increase of 95.7 million, to be directed towards increasing the financial eligibility threshold.  The threshold is to be increased by 6 per cent on November 1, 2014.  There are further increases of 6 percent on April 1, 2015 and another 6 per cent on April 1, 2016.  Second, effective November 3, 2014, there are significant changes to the child protection tariff.  Highlights to the changes are an increase in the initial allotment on certificates to 45 hours, an increase in the amount allotted to status reviews to 10 hours for uncontested and 25 hours for contested, actual attendance on temporary care and custody motions and six hours preparation for subsequent trial days.  The changes will apply not only to new certificates, but also will apply retroactively to some existing certificates.  How this will work is not yet clear.  We will get the information on the changes to you as soon as we have it.  Let’s all pat ourselves on the back for pushing hard for these changes.