Why a family of 6 in Oakville is living on $36K a year

Maryth Yachnin, a lawyer with the Industrial Accident Victims Group (IAVGO) in Toronto, calls many of the WSIB decisions "unjustified and completely unfair" to workers.

Posted:
March 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

To fix the sexual assault unfounded rate, start right here: Globe editorial

Canadian police dismiss 1 in 5 cases as unfounded, one result of which is that many women choose not to report sexual assaults to police out of fear they will not be taken seriously.

Posted:
March 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
CATCH (Citizens at City Hall)

Ottawa pushed to collect data on unfounded sex-assault cases

The committee specifically recommended that Statistics Canada resume collecting national numbers on unfounded cases of sexual offences, which it stopped collecting in 2006.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

April 3 & 4: Gaining Ground: Women & Harm Reduction Workshop

When: Monday and Tuesday, April 3 & 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Regent Park Community Centre, Banquet Room, 402 Shuter Street, Toronto

Information: Toronto Health Connection @ 416-338-7600

This is a free, two-day workshop on topics such as why women use substances, harm reduction in a VAW shelter setting, and connecting substance use & trauma.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Harm Reduction Network

Why you should file your income taxes – especially if you don't make a lot of money

In the Reasonable Doubt column, Waterloo Region Community Legal Services' Rachael Lake says filing your taxes is the single greatest annual opportunity to boost your income.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Gender-based violence report urges mandatory training for judges, RCMP

The 45 recommendations focused on campus sexual assault, harassment in public, cyberviolence, and better treatment by the justice system of those reporting gender-based violence and sexual assault.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws

Indigenous laws are often depicted in traditional narratives, language, song, and dances. They're not the same as Aboriginal laws, which pertain to treaty rights and enforcement.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Apply rent controls on newer buildings: Editorial

MPP Peter Tabuns will introduce a bill to close a loophole that exempts landlords who own units in buildings constructed after 1991 from rent-control guidelines.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Hamilton judge skewers legal aid system in decision

Justice Alex Pazaratz says the Ontario legal aid system is wasting taxpayer dollars.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star