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CPP changes will disqualify 243,000 from Guaranteed Income Supplement: report

The report is the first one to show how higher CPP premiums scheduled to begin in 2019 will ultimately affect the OAS program.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 25, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 August 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:
August 25, 2017

'Disappointing' response so far to 7 youth inquest recommendations, says Aboriginal Legal Services

Aboriginal Legal Services delivered a one-year "report card" on how the various parties to which jurors made recommendations have responded so far.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 24, 2017

Toronto must take anti-Muslim attacks more seriously

Statistics Canada says hate crimes against Muslims increased 61 per cent in 2015; Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver accounted for 43 per cent of overall police-reported hate crimes. 

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
August 24, 2017

Legal tips for student renters: Reasonable Doubt

From how to pay for your rent to what you can expect from your landlord, NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column provides legal advice on how to rent an apartment in Toronto.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
August 24, 2017

Legal challenge targets rejected chronic mental stress workers' compensation claims

Hundreds of Ontarians who say they have suffered chronic mental stress due to their job may be awarded workers' compensation if a new charter challenge is successful.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
August 24, 2017

Government of Ontario Making Investments in Social Housing Repairs and Retrofits

This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's carbon...

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
August 24, 2017

Protect Your Children from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Government of Ontario is reminding parents to ensure their children's vaccinations are up to date before school starts.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
August 23, 2017

Groups call for increased police oversight in Ontario, but some say it is not enough

A coalition of advocacy groups is joining the OHRC to call on the provincial government to implement recommendations on police oversight made after a public review.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
August 23, 2017

October 26: Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre, Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St., Toronto

For more information: miscia.sullivan@cleo.on.ca 

This is a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLEI) that will take place in Toronto.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
August 23, 2017

Toronto Fire takes 'extreme measure' to shut down 3 short-term rental buildings due to code violations

The public should get in touch if they suspect a building is in violation of a fire code, as it is difficult for Toronto Fire to keep track of how a building's fire safety risk may change.

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

People with mental illness need to be calmed down, not shot

Since 2000, more than 40 "mentally disturbed" people have been shot to death during encounters with police – and that's just in Ontario.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 22, 2017

Ottawa's first Indigenous peoples court to be announced Friday

The opening of the specialized court is meant to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.

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

August 28: Basic Income Information Session - Hamilton

When: Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Hamilton Central Library - Hamilton Room, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4 

There will be a short presentation about the OBIP by Karen Glass, Assistant Deputy Minister, Poverty Reduction Strategy Division, followed by a question and answer session.

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Posted:
August 21, 2017

Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

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

Overhaul immigration detention system: Editorial

The case of refugee claimant Ricardo Scotland proves yet again that Canada must make drastic changes to how it deals with unwanted migrants: Toronto Star editorial.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 21, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 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:
August 21, 2017

Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 18, 2017

October 12: Overview of Canadian Law Free Legal Workshop

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ebenezer United Church, 5000 Steeles Ave. East, Markham

A lawyer will provide direction on how to obtain legal advice and will answer questions. This workshop will be conducted in English with a Mandarin translator.

Article source:
Ebenezer United Church
Posted:
August 18, 2017

Criminal Justice System Review Survey / Questionnaire sur les changements au système de justice pénale

The survey is open until 8 p.m. EDT, (Eastern Daylight Time) Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Article source:
Victim Justice Network
Posted:
August 18, 2017