We try to bring you the latest news and events on the law and access to justice issues in Ontario. Check out the latest news related to Campaigns and Law Reform. Please note: Posting news articles and/or links to third-party websites does not constitute an affiliation with or endorsement by CLEO. To receive a daily email bulletin of latest news and events, subscribe to our email bulletin. To submit a news article or event listing, use our submissions form.

Featured News

Latest News & Events

Ontario's employment boom defies minimum-wage naysayers

In spite of some predictions to the contrary, Ontario's sharp minimum wage increase hasn't killed its labour market.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 13, 2018

Teenage boy denied entry to Toronto cat café because of his wheelchair

Yun said in the past a cat was injured by a patron in a wheelchair. She denied ever saying the cafe has a permit from the government to deny wheelchair access, but said the city told her they...

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
August 10, 2018

Thunder Bay Basic Income advocates organize to fight for program

Community groups in Thunder Bay including Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre plus Basic Income recipients are organizing to try to save the program.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 10, 2018

CELA to help with concerns over water quality at a Timmins lake

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) will be helping Timmins, Ont., residents with their concerns about raw sewage being dumped in Porcupine Lake.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
August 10, 2018

After decades of silence, Canada's one-time most dangerous woman slams justice system

Neve was just the second woman in the country to be declared a dangerous offender in 1994, and at 21, she expected to spend the rest of her life in prison on an indefinite sentence.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 10, 2018

Hamilton rent strikers face landlord at Landlord and Tenant Board

Some at Stoney Creek Towers have accepted cash incentives to leave, but the rent strikers have stayed put, preferring not to struggle to find a new place to live in today's market.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
August 09, 2018

Opinion: Toronto can solve its affordable housing crisis. Here's how

And the U of T's Richard Florida says it can be done in a fiscally prudent way.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 09, 2018

Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
August 09, 2018

How can home-care users hold personal-support workers to account?

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly has proposed answers, but the new provincial government says it's not ready to comment on their proposals.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
August 08, 2018

Cellphone tracking has been used in at least 1 Canadian mall, former employee says

A former employee says Cadillac Fairview may be using mobile phone location tracking in its shopping centres.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 08, 2018

Hamilton woman can't afford rent, stuck in lease after province scraps basic income

"I'm starting back at square one, moving back with family as I'm not going to be able to pay my rent now. My rent's more than OW gives out. I'm not really quite sure what I'm supposed to be doing...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 08, 2018

Two new granting opportunities from The Law Foundation of Ontario

Both calls are for one-time project funding and both are open to nonprofit organizations that work to improve access to justice for the people of Ontario.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
August 08, 2018

LGBTQ seniors fear renewed discrimination in long-term care

In some long-term care facilities, staff are trained and vigilant in protecting the rights of sexual minorities. In others, ignorance can lead to discrimination.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 07, 2018

Canadian patients should have online access to their medical records, some doctors say

"You do feel more in control. You're part of the care," says Yvonne Wright, whose mother's patient record she logs into from home so she can keep her mother informed.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 07, 2018

Restaurant owner jailed 90 days, fined for failing to pay staff as ordered

"It is one of the few cases where the court has imposed a jail sentence on a director of a company for failing to comply with the Employment Standard Act:" Avvy Go, CSALC, Toronto.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
August 07, 2018

The human cost: What the cancellation of the basic-income pilot means for three Thunder Bay residents

The province has announced that it's ending the project early. Now some participants are worried that they'll lose everything.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
August 03, 2018

Globe editorial: Cancellation of Ontario's basic-income project is callous and wasteful

The Globe's editorial says the cancellation of the basic income pilot project can be described in many terms, including deceitful, callous, anti-scientific, wasteful, and vindictive.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 03, 2018

Reality check: does social assistance disincentivize people from working?

That argument doesn't hold up if you look at previous pilot projects, like the one Evelyn Forget spearheaded in Manitoba in the 1970s.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
August 03, 2018

Bill 5 Will Weaken Toronto's Democracy

It would cut 22 members the Council that governs Canada's largest city. Each of the 25 members left would represent over 100,000 people, more than the population of most ON cities.

Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Posted:
August 03, 2018

Are asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally? A look at facts behind the controversy

A record number of people around the world are fleeing war, persecution and armed conflict. The majority are displaced internally, or leave for neighbouring countries.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 02, 2018