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Ontario election campaign brings focus on nearly 2 million people living in poverty

Whenever Kelly Lawless thinks about using drugs, she jingles her house keys.

"Without a doubt, having my own home, my first home, was -- and is -- the strength in my recovery," said Lawless, 48, a former "homeless and...

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's May 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics include CALC's new website, travel costs for mental health treatments, consumer law updates and tips, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, employment rights, and more.

Articles include:

  • Improving legal literacy and "...
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New TTC and GO stations difficult, dangerous for people with disabilities, advocacy group says in new video

Toronto's subway and train stations, including the TTC's newest, have design flaws that can make travelling difficult or dangerous for people with disabilities, according to a new video that illustrates the problems. ...

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Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

Federal penitentiaries in Canada will soon offer clean needles to inmates who are likely to inject drugs while behind bars, answering a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the overdue initiative prevents the transmission of blood-...

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May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

Information from Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change: For the past ten years Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change has been engaged in a broad range of racial justice change-making education and advocacy efforts and activities around...

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How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Your Ability To Enter The U.S.

From a blogpost on Huffington Post: On April 13, 2017, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) in the House of Commons. Once enacted, it will legalize marijuana and establish a framework to control its...

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May 31 and June 1: Injured Workers' Day Rally and Events

Information from Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups: Injured workers are rising up. Refusing to be held down by the cutting edge of austerity, the injured worker movement is building power, gaining momentum, and demanding...

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'It is discrimination': Sick worker wins groundbreaking case against WSIB

It's been nearly a decade since he stepped into a printing plant, but Mitch LaPrade still remembers the distinct smell — a smell so strong it saturated his clothes, his hair, even his skin.

"It was a heavy smell of ink, lots of ink —...

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Real income security in Ontario

From a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives article: Is your income secure? Do you swipe your credit card at the supermarket without really looking at how much you’re spending? Can you pay all your bills every month? Can you afford...

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