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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 September 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)
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September 15, 2017

Toronto to get 2,000 market-rent and affordable units

The city and the province are moving forward with the development of mixed-income rental units. At least 30 per cent will be affordable housing, or at or below market rent.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 14, 2017

Segregation a last-resort to keep prisons and inmates safe, feds argue

The federal government says in response to the CCLA's constitutional challenge that administrative segregation is only used when there is no other alternative and that it recognizes its harms.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 14, 2017

Legal aid clinic expands to include help for employment law issues

The Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic is expanding its services to low-income residents to include employment law issues, such as termination and harassment or discrimination at work.

Article source:
The Chatham Voice
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September 14, 2017

September 20: Webinar on Employment Rights and Responsibilities: Important Information for Ontario Newcomers

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eastern Time

Where: Online

To learn about employment rights and responsibilities for newcomers to Ontario, please attend one of the webinars on this topic offered by the Ministry of Labour.

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Labour
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September 14, 2017

What can I do about a condo neighbour who smokes: Reasonable doubt

My neighbour's cigarette and marijuana smoke enters my condo unit. Who's responsible for making it stop?

Article source:
NOW
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September 14, 2017

September 19: Unions: Benefits and services for the worker

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: 8 Main St. E., Hamilton

You are invited to learn about how unions work in Canada, union membership, its benefits, training opportunities, and fair wages.

Article source:
Immigrants Working Centre
Posted:
September 13, 2017

New or updated resources from CLEO

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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September 13, 2017

Would a lawyer in 2017 advise a woman to report a rape?

Linda Silver Dranoff wrote a column in 1980 in which she outlined options for rape victims, but did not give a definitive answer to that question. Now she has one.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 13, 2017

September 27: Legal Aid Ontario hosts community meeting about legal services for Ontario's Black communities

When: Wednesday September 27, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

LAO wants to hear your views in order to begin the important work of setting up a new, independent, Black-focused and Black-led clinic.

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
Posted:
September 13, 2017

Over 30 Organizations from Across Canada call for a Fair EI Appeal Process

The federal government asked KPMG to review the way that the appeals process works around Employment Insurance (EI) decisions. 

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
September 13, 2017

New centre offers CPD opportunities in French

A new centre is offering CPD opportunities to French-speaking lawyers in Ontario that allow them to complete some or all of their mandatory Law Society CPD hours in French.

Article source:
University of Ottawa
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September 12, 2017

Tenants, know your rights: Understanding Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act

Without prior experience or knowledge of the rights codified in the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), student renters may fall into a trap of signing leases that violate their rights.

Article source:
The Varsity
Posted:
September 12, 2017

Ontario must toughen law to protect temporary workers: Editorial

The legislation now before the Ontario legislature does not address issues that affect temp workers' rights, safety, and earnings: Toronto Star editorial.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 12, 2017

School can refuse admission of child of same-sex couple

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled in favour of an evangelical Christian school that would not admit the son of a same-sex couple over the school's stance on same-sex marriage.

Article source:
Law Times
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September 11, 2017

Ontario a 'world leader' in unjustly prosecuting people living with HIV, advocates say

HIV-positive individuals are being "criminalized" when it comes to disclosing their status to sexual partners, by a criminal justice system that is outdated on the topic, critics argue.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 11, 2017

Q&A: More student move-in delays in Waterloo

On Tuesday, September 6, Waterloo Region Community Legal Services (WRCLS) held a presentation at the University of Waterloo to help students review their legal options.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 11, 2017

Under cover in temp nation

Amina Diaby died last year in an accident in one of the GTA's largest industrial bakeries. The Star's Sara Mojtehedzadeh went undercover for a month at the factory where Diaby worked.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 11, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 September 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:
September 11, 2017

Why you should care that our civil-justice system is broken

Canada is consistently touted as one of the best countries in which to live, but it ranks an unimpressive 112 out of 190 countries according to the ...

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