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Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

What many Canadians may not realize is that the federal bill won't apply to any of the more than 25,000 people who are held in jails operated by the provinces and territories.

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

Woman demanding white doctor 'not an isolated incident,' says OMA's president-elect

A woman who demanded that a "white doctor" treat her son at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga is part of a bigger problem, according to the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association.

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

Toronto tenants left in the dark on fire inspections

After a long struggle to obtain information about a fire inspection in his building, a Toronto tenant is calling for more transparency.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 21, 2017

New legal hotline a lifeline for Ontario's low-income Chinese and Southeast Asians

A new toll-free hotline operated by the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) went live Sunday, providing free legal consultations in five different languages for non-English speakers...

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

Liberals set 15-day limit on solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The federal government is imposing a cap of 15 days on holding prisoners in solitary confinement, but some say the move is not enough to meet the international bar for human rights.

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

Toronto to move forward with proposed rules on Airbnb-style rentals

Property owners or tenants hosting short-term rentals will have to register with the city, pay an annual fee and remit a tourist tax at a rate still to be determined.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 20, 2017

Holding Refugees Hostage at Legal Aid Ontario

Slaw guest blogger Sean Rehaag says that, faced with budgetary pressures across all their programs, senior managers at LAO have decided that holding refugees hostage is their best bet.

Article source:
Slaw
Posted:
June 20, 2017

What you need to know about Ontario's rent control changes: Reasonable Doubt

It used to be that anything built since 1991 was exempt from the province's rent control guidelines. Now, that has changed

 
Article source:
NOW
Posted:
June 20, 2017

Adult literacy gets $185 million funding boost from province

Some 80,000 more adult learners will be able to hit the books — upgrading their literacy, math and computer skills — with a $185 million boost from the Ontario government.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 19, 2017

77-year-old seeks court declaration to allow her medically-assisted death

Her doctor is concerned that a lack of clarity about the requirement for her death to be "reasonably foreseeable" leaves him at risk of being charged with murder.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 19, 2017

Judge did not violate accused's rights in taking nine months to reach guilty verdict, court rules

The case raised the question of what to do when a judge causes a delay well beyond that permitted by the Supreme Court's ruling in the Jordan case last summer.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 19, 2017

Report submitted to federal government highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

The Human Rights Watch submission to the federal government focuses on police treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 19, 2017

June 28: Family Mediation in the Context of Violence

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This community information session is FREE and open to ALL – but please reserve a seat.

Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre
Posted:
June 16, 2017

Today, trans Canadians celebrate Bill C-16. Tomorrow, the work begins for us all

The passage of Bill C-16 adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 16, 2017

Supreme Court stands by its controversial ruling to ensure timely trials

In the face of widespread controversy, the country's top court stuck to its gun and said the need for timely trials "cannot be lightly discarded."

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 16, 2017

CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders all new devices be unlocked

As of December 1, cellular providers will have to unlock your phone free of charge.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 16, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

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

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
June 16, 2017

When marijuana is legal, can I grow it (and smoke it) in my condo?

Soon, cannabis will be legal for recreational use. But that doesn't mean you can smoke or grow it wherever you want: Reasonable Doubt

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
June 15, 2017

Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial

It's time for the federal government to appoint an Indigenous judge to the Supreme Court of Canada – or explain why not, says this Toronto Star editorial.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 15, 2017

'The decision broke me,' says naval officer asked to choose between career and son

The single mother says she was called into a meeting with two superior officers, both of them women, in late 2013 and claims she was told she had too many "family issues."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 15, 2017