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Toronto police board approves rules for street checks, angering critics

The new policy means data that gathered in the past through carding may be kept and accessed by police.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 18, 2016

London council committee unanimously backs citizen group's demand that city cops stop street checks

City politicians Tuesday endorsed a citizen group's demand that London police stop carding, or street checks — with Mayor Matt Brown pledging to take the message to the force's brass.

Article source:
London Free Press
Posted:
November 17, 2016

Saskatchewan doctors now checking the fiscal health of patients

A new clinical tool being used in Saskatchewan expands on an Ontario poverty tool and offers specific local resources to help health-care providers respond to their patients' poverty concerns...

Article source:
Regina Leader-Post
Posted:
November 17, 2016

Legal experts raise alarm over court delays after murder trial halted

The Nayels waited four years for the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of their son, but a judge has ruled the time was unreasonable and stayed the charges.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 17, 2016

Reasonable Doubt: Are some lives worth more than others?

Unequal awards in personal injury actions are not the real problem: they reflect Canada's social ills and demonstrate that despite progress, we're far from a merit-based economy.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
November 17, 2016

Consultation on the Review of Record Suspensions

The Government of Canada has launched consultations on the review of the Criminal Records Act and a public online consultation on the review of record suspensions.

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
November 17, 2016

When Toronto's 'Affordable Housing' Isn't Affordable

The calculations used to measure housing affordability show that we are failing the city's low-income residents, says this article. 

Article source:
torontoist.com
Posted:
November 16, 2016

Ontario Government Launches Service for Reporting Abuse and Neglect of People with Developmental Disabilities

People can access ReportON by calling 1-800-575-2222 or emailing reportONdisability@ontario.ca. For text telephone (TTY): 416-916-0549 or Toll...

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
November 16, 2016

Group of lawyers step up to defend men charged in Etobicoke park sting

"The Toronto police reaction was out of proportion to the complaints. Especially the use of an undercover sting, which is expensive and time consuming:" Lawyer offering pro bono services.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 16, 2016

Top court dismisses police attempt to appeal G20 class-action approval

Two class-action lawsuits arising out of the chaotic Toronto G20 summit more than six years ago appear destined for trial after the country's highest court has refused to get involved.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 16, 2016

Women and persons with disabilities being left behind on CPP expansion

Women and persons with disabilities will face a significant and unfair disadvantage under proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan.

Article source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Posted:
November 15, 2016

Timely autism treatment better for kids, taxpayers, study finds

Eliminating wait lists for intensive autism treatment is not only more effective for children who need it, but translates to taxpayer savings down the road, Ontario researchers have found.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 15, 2016

HIV activists form Canadian coalition to fight criminalization

A group of HIV activists, lawyers, and service providers from across Canada have formed a national coalition to call for an end to the criminalization of people living with HIV.

Article source:
Xtra.ca
Posted:
November 15, 2016

November 18: National Housing Day of Action

When: Friday, November 18, 2016, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

Where: Queen's Park (outside front steps), 111 Wellesley St W, Toronto

The National Housing Day of Action event in Toronto takes place Friday, November 18, at Queen's Park.

Article source:
Ontario Project for Interclinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)
Posted:
November 15, 2016

Prime Minister announces Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues

The Prime Minister today announced that Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues.

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
November 15, 2016

Toronto still 'child poverty capital' of Canada, warns report

Toronto remains Canada's "child poverty capital," with 133,000 children living in poverty according to a new report.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 14, 2016

Ombudsman asked to probe WSIB treatment of people with mental illness

 

A complaint from a group of legal experts, including the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic, says workers with chronic...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 14, 2016

December 2: Lunch & Learn / Dîner - Causerie: Trauma Informed Care Approach In Social and Legal Services

When: December 2, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, 219 Argyle Ave, Room 114, Ottawa

This month, Connecting Ottawa's Lunch & Learn will be revisiting this year's conference topic of trauma-informed care.

Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
Posted:
November 14, 2016

Legal aid faces financial crunch in serving refugee claimants

Among measures to control costs, Legal Aid Ontario has come up with a country list to determine which asylum hearing costs will be covered.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 14, 2016

Basic income is not just about work, it's about health

The Globe and Mail's André Picard says the way we deal with adults living in poverty is a mess. ...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 10, 2016