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Refugee health clinic sees surge of uninsured pediatric patients

12-year-old Mariam was entering coma when she was taken from a refugee shelter to a community clinic for people without health care.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 11, 2017

New and Revised CLEO Publications - July 11, 2017

CLEO announces its new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of CLEO's publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
July 11, 2017

Legal challenge targets rejected chronic mental stress workers' compensation claims

The legislation that comes into effect next year won't include people whose claims arose before January 1, 2018.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
July 11, 2017

Communication support for disabled crime victims 'ignored' by justice system, advocates say

Some Canadians with a disablity are at high risk of sexual abuse often because they can't communicate with police.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 11, 2017

What Sears Canada's case says about how safe your retirement benefits are

The company has said it was planning to let go 2,900 of its 17,000 employees and would not be able to pay for severance packages due to cash constraints.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
July 10, 2017

Ontario wants your input on a $15 minimum wage

Equal pay for part-time work, increased vacation, and expanded emergency leave are all being considered in the provincial government's proposed new labour legislation.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 10, 2017

Employment Insurance Appeals Process Under Review - Have your say before the July 21 deadline!

If you have been involved in any appeals at the Social Security Tribunal and wish to participate in this review, it is important that you do so before July 21.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
July 10, 2017

'Forgotten refugees' say they're tired of waiting for their cases to be heard

There are about 5,500 so-called "legacy" asylum claims waiting to be heard.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 07, 2017

Four more Indigenous youth take own lives in Northern Ontario, sparking calls for actions

Suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the leading cause of death of First Nations people under the age of 45 and the suicide rate for First Nations male youth is five times the national average...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 07, 2017

Long-term care inspection reports: 'What we know is the tip of the iceberg'

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Jane Meadus says the province already has "enforcement tools" it can apply in LTC, it just rarely chooses to use them, and new ones likely won't make any...

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
July 07, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 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:
July 07, 2017

Toronto marijuana arrests reveal 'startling' racial divide

Toronto police data obtained by the Star breaks down arrests by neighbourhood and shows disproportionate numbers for Black people when it comes to pot possession charges.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 06, 2017

New tool to report sexual assaults coming to TTC riders

The tool will include real-time two-way communication with an operator, an anonymous reporting option, and a "store and forward" feature if cellular or WiFi signals are weak.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 06, 2017

How provinces have tried to speed up the justice system since the Jordan ruling

Provinces have brought in new procedures to speed up the justice system following last year's Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Jordan case, which set tight time limits for trials.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
July 06, 2017

Groups ask Federal Court to strike down Safe Third Country deal with the U.S.

A legal challenge is being launched against the Canada-U.S. agreement that governs where people can make asylum claims on either side of the border.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 06, 2017

Lawsuit seeks relief for injured workers struggling with mental illness

The court is being asked to strike down legislation that bars some workers from receiving compensation.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 05, 2017

Minimum wage hike won't bring 'doom and gloom,' economists say

An open letter by 40 Canadian economists endorses the proposed provincial wage increase.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 05, 2017

Travelling lawyer service now available for seniors in Eastern Ontario

The Seniors' Lawyer sees clients at the clinic in Belleville, in hospitals, in long-term care facilities, or in the client's home.

Article source:
Belleville Intelligencer
Posted:
July 05, 2017

LAO budget woes mean squeeze on services

Legal Aid Ontario officials say the agency will have to suspend all immigration and refugee services in November if the federal government does not come through with much-needed funding.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
July 05, 2017

Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue murder case a win for women's, Indigenous groups

A new first degree murder trial has been ordered after the court set aside the 2015 acquittal of an Ontario man.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 04, 2017