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Cancelled asylum hearings 'devastating' to Ottawa refugee claimants, advocates say

As asylum seekers continue to stream into Canada in record numbers, dozens of refugee claimant cases in Ottawa are being delayed or cancelled with very little notice, say local advocates.

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

The hypocrisy of opposing a minimum wage hike: Coren

We never hear that bonuses added to already astronomical executive salaries will lead to inflation or the need to reduce the number of bosses, says the writer of this opinion piece.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 11, 2017

August 24: Basic Income Information Session - Brantford

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start

Where: Brantford Civic Centre, 69-79 Market Street South, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4 

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 11, 2017

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant

The grant is for applicants who have suffered income loss from time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child/children as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence...

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
August 10, 2017

Improve aboriginal jury representation: lawyers

The Debwewin Committee was formed in 2013, but it has yet to report back on its findings on how to improve the participation of indigenous people in the jury process.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
August 10, 2017

'Believe the victim' has no place in courts, judge says in sexual assault ruling

"Based on the complainant's evidence, I cannot be sure what happened in that hotel room," Justice Molloy wrote. "It is not safe to convict."

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 10, 2017

Chief justice's rare order in Trinity Western case ensures 'all voices could be heard'

The Chief Justice's decision to allow LGBTQ groups to have intervenor status stemmed from a desire to hear more points of view, say several SCC observers.

 

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
August 09, 2017

New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

The study says Canada is creating a group of young people who are at higher risk of becoming homeless because they lack resources when coming out of foster care.

Article source:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Posted:
August 09, 2017

Editorial: Hand the MMIWG inquiry over to Indigenous Canadians

Ottawa would provide a set amount of funding but leave everything to Indigenous Canadians to decide: The inquiry's composition, mission, terms of reference, timelines, methods, objectives.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 09, 2017

Should police always be called when a student reports a sex assault to a university or college?

Mandatory policies on how Ontario's colleges and universities deal with allegations of sexual assault will be in place this fall. Advocates say the guidelines fall short, critics say it's a job...

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
August 09, 2017

Police must focus on de-escalation when dealing with people with mental illness: Editorial

Why are police forces failing to implement recommendations from other coroner's juries, the Ontario Ombudsman, and even a former Supreme Court justice?

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 08, 2017

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups

The "school to prison pipeline" starts with suspensions and expulsions of racialized students and can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system later on.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
August 08, 2017

Should Toronto push to decriminalize all drugs? The city's medical health officer ready to consider it

The city is convening a committee of health and drug policy experts to explore "a different approach that puts the health of...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 04, 2017

Get naloxone kits for free

Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Learn where you can get naloxone kits and how to use them.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
August 04, 2017

Canada's jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying

Nearly 270 people have died in Canadian provincial jails over the past five years. Two-thirds of them were legally innocent.

Article source:
Reuters.com
Posted:
August 04, 2017

Ontario women to get free access to abortion pill starting Aug. 10

The pill will be available to women with a valid health card and prescription.

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

What you need to know about London's bid for supervised injection sites

Advocates say users in London need a supervised place to get clean needles, be watched as they inject by nurses, and have access to treatment if they need it.

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

August 22: Basic Income Information Session, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. start, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St. South, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2 

You are invited to join the Ministry of Community and Social Service in for an information session on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot. 

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Posted:
August 03, 2017

'Hey brother, could you spare a quarter?' A Hamilton panhandler fights the law

"I think there's something wrong with asking someone for a quarter and you give me a ticket for $65. It just don't balance out:" Dwight Perry, a panhandler in Hamilton.

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

As Toronto rents near Brooklyn-level prices, tenants grow desperate

Apartment-seekers are driving the streets looking for rentals and creating web profiles, similar to dating bios, to attract landlords.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 03, 2017