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Where homeless and vulnerable people can go during a heat wave

From a broadcast of Metro Morning: The high today is 32 degrees, and it'll feel more like 38. For those living rough or on the streets, there's little relief from the sizzling temperatures. Matt Galloway talks with a street nurse...

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The CRA makes life more difficult for people with disabilities: André Picard

From a Globe and Mail opinion piece by André Picard: People with severe disabilities face a number of challenges in everyday life, chief among them financial - including barriers to employment and additional costs to manage their...

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U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

The University of Toronto has decided to implement a policy that could place students with mental health issues on a mandatory leave of absence if the school deems it necessary.

The policy, which drew criticism from students groups and the...
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Canadians with disabilities could be waiting months for money owed by Canada Revenue Agency

More than half of Canadians with diabetes who were rejected for the disability tax credit (DTC) between May and December last year have now been approved — a clear indication, critics say, that the Canada Revenue Agency was applying the eligibility...

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Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

From a Government of Canada news release: Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 22 June 2018

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

One in two Indigenous children in danger of going to school hungry:
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Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

A news release from ARCH Disability Law Centre: June 14, 2018– Today the Supreme Court released its judgment in Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 SCC 31, also known as Matson...

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'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

Two years before Jimmy Cloutier was fatally shot outside a Montreal homeless shelter, he made a hauntingly accurate prediction to his mother, Carole Fortin: "I'm going to be killed by the police."

At the time, she thought the comment was a...

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HIV lawyers help fight stigma

If the law and societal attitudes to HIV had advanced as fast as the science associated with the virus, Ryan Peck might well be out of a job.

"In the 1980s, an HIV diagnosis was understood to be a death sentence, and you had people dying left,...

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New Federal Accessibility Legislation on the Horizon

Information from ARCH Disability Law Centre: New legislation intended to increase accessibility and remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating in society is expected to be introduced in the House of...

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