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Wynne Liberals won't say when expanded rent control coming

Even with some tenants facing big rent hikes, the Ontario government has rejected the NDP's move for immediate action.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 07, 2017

Ontario commits to releasing past and future SIU reports

Justice Michael Tulloch's report into police oversight in Ontario makes 129 recommendations including a call for the release of all future and past Special Investigations Unit director's reports...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 07, 2017

Mandatory education on sexual assault law a hot topic at school for new judges

Dozens of judges appointed to Canada's superior courts last fall and this spring are attending classes this week in Quebec, to which CBC News was granted rare, limited access.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 07, 2017

New ODSP Medical Reviews Start This Month

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has information about the new medical reviews being implemented by ODSP, which include new forms that are easier to understand.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
April 07, 2017

Housing is a human right, not a commodity

Government decisions must be guided by the needs of residents for adequate, affordable, and secure housing, as opposed to the financial security and gain of investors: Leila Farhani.

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

Ontario Government to stop disclosure of expired medical suspensions on driver's abstracts

Before, suspensions due to medical reasons remained on a driver's abstract for 3 years; as of Jan. 1, if the suspension is done and a full driver's licence reinstated, that info is removed.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 06, 2017

Ontario Liberals reject fast-tracking of rent control bill

The NDP asked the Ontario Legislature to speed through the rent-control bill to prevent excessive rent hikes.

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

Ontario ends onerous reviews for disabled people on welfare

The new, simplified medical review package is focused solely on determining whether the medical condition that caused the person to require support in the first place has improved.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 06, 2017

On the Radar: Suing in Small Claims Court

This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 06, 2017

Advocates challenge false claims about Canadian refugee income

The email falsely claims that refugees earn more each year than Canadian seniors living on pension income.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 05, 2017

High-ranking Toronto officer appealing G20 misconduct conviction

Supt. Fenton believes he was unfairly convicted and hopes to be found not guilty on all counts since his conduct was backed by his superiors in the police service, his lawyer said.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 05, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada to revisit trial delays ruling in upcoming session

An unusually swift revisiting of a contentious 5-4 decision offers the high court a chance to clarify the ruling that could see serious cases tossed.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 05, 2017

Court upholds TTC's random drug-testing policy

A judge has upheld the TTC's plan to randomly test its employees for drug and alcohol use, ruling that the need to protect public safety outweighs the risk of infringing on employees' privacy.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 04, 2017

Ontario Tax Preparation Clinics

This is a Government of Canada list of Ontario cities, towns, and communities where volunteer tax preparation clinics are offered.

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
April 04, 2017

Fear of delay prompts bid to remove lawyer from first-degree-murder trial

If the move succeeds, it would be the first time the Crown has had a defence lawyer removed to prevent delay since a SCC ruling last summer set new time limits for...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 04, 2017

Business group discovers being good is good for business

A coalition of private firms, non-profits, and charitable organizations says paying decent wages, supporting fair scheduling, and promoting stable jobs benefits workers — and the bottom line.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 04, 2017

Ontario creating service to help people access medically assisted dying

The service will allow patients to reach out for help directly and bypass health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 03, 2017

As refugee numbers surge, federal legal aid funding shrinks

Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 03, 2017

How to access police documents connected to your sexual-assault complaint

This is information published in the Globe and Mail about how to file a freedom-of-information request.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 03, 2017

Unfounded: Mishandling of sex-assault cases violates right to equality, lawsuit alleges

The claim argues that systemic police mishandling of sexual-assault cases violates a woman's Charter right to equality.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 03, 2017