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Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws

A Vancouver law firm is trying to give unwritten Indigenous laws more legal sway.

The project, spearheaded by West Coast Environmental Law, rewrites traditional and often forgotten ...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

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Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto...

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Prison watchdog sees sharp decline in use of solitary confinement

Canada's prison system is holding fewer inmates in solitary confinement, and for shorter periods of time.

Correctional investigator Ivan Zinger released new figures today showing the number of admissions to segregation dropped in 2015...

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First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont.

From a CBC news item: Miranda Brown says she wanted to know if police officers are always right.

​The 15-year-old from Wapekeka First Nation said it can sometimes feel like that, especially when she's a long way from home...

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Aboriginal elders team up with officers to build bridges between police and homeless

Const. Michael Jeffrey isn't afraid to admit it — Toronto Police's previous approach to dealing with homeless Indigenous people in the city simply wasn't working. 

"This is a different approach to what we've been doing in the past,...

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March 9: International Women's Day / Journée internationale des femmes panel discussion webcast

The prevalence of misogynist and discriminatory language and action in the recent U.S. election campaign reminds us that feminism remains necessary and relevant. The onslaught faced by Hillary Clinton and other women during this campaign is only one...

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Vulnerable Ontarians to see significant reductions in their electricity bills

A message from The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN): The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomed the measures announced today in the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan which will provide...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 3 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories include:

No Fixed Address: Rental market for Torontonians on disability "absolutely...

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Indigenous People's Court opens in Thunder Bay

The opening ceremony was held Monday afternoon for northwestern Ontario's first Indigenous People's Court.

The court is situated in the Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suite at the Thunder Bay Courthouse.

It is designed to assist in the...

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The Canadian Environmental Law Association February 2017 bulletin is now available

Topics covered in this issue include guidelines on bottled water, Waste-Free Ontario Strategy, Bill 39 on aggregate resources, protecting children from lead and cadmium, rules for new reactor facilities.

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