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Nova Scotia tackles racial profiling in stores: 'It's about a societal transformation'

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a free, online training program aimed at preventing racial profiling.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 28, 2017

Study to examine resilience of victims of violent crime

The study, conducted by researchers from Algonquin College and the U. of Ottawa, is asking participants how they coped after trauma and tragedy, and how they found support and inner strength.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 28, 2017

Ontario Government Providing Improved Access to Legal Services

Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
March 27, 2017

City of Toronto invites residents to share their views on regulation of short-term accommodation rentals

You're invited to share your views at meetings on March 28 and April 12, and residents can also fill out an online survey to provide their views on the proposed regulations.

Article source:
City of Toronto
Posted:
March 27, 2017

Now in Arabic: Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply

This resource and other resources in Arabic are available on the CLEO website.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
March 27, 2017

Ontario Government Increasing Minimum Wage to Support Workers and Families

The Ontario Government is increasing the general minimum wage to $11.60 this fall.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
March 27, 2017

Rent asunder: Landlords using evictions, hikes to circumvent rent control, Toronto tenants say

A growing number of tenants say their landlords are forcing them out to charge higher rent, according to data from Ontario's rental-dispute board.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 27, 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
March 24, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 March 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:
March 24, 2017

Ontario's child support law faces constitutional challenge

If a couple is divorced, a disabled child is eligible for support into adulthood. But if the parents were never married, support ends when the child is 18 or no longer in school full-time.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 24, 2017

Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws: Opinion

Modernizing these laws is a fundamental issue of racial justice and equity for Ontarians. And our economy prospers when more workers have access to decent jobs and make decent incomes.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 24, 2017

Supreme Court loosens grounds for bail pending appeal of a conviction

The decision could affect hundreds of convicted offenders each year across Canada, according to the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 24, 2017

Housing 'the Largest Single Commitment' in Morneau's Budget

The National Housing Fund will prioritize support for seniors, Indigenous Peoples, domestic violence survivors, persons with disabilities including mental health and addiction issues, and veterans...

Article source:
The Tyee
Posted:
March 23, 2017

Miners shine spotlight on broken WSIB system

Approximately 10,000 in Ontario were exposed to neurotoxic aluminum dust clouds at the start of every work shift, on the unproven theory that inhaled aluminum would prevent silicosis.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
March 23, 2017

Federal budget vows $100-million for strategy on gender-based violence

Wednesday's federal budget also proposes $2.7-million over five years for education, ethics, and conduct programs for Canadian judges, including training.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 23, 2017

Budget provides some relief for precarious workers

The Liberal government has proposed a ban on most forms of unpaid internships and has pledged $13 million to crack down on wage theft.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 23, 2017

Why a family of 6 in Oakville is living on $36K a year

Maryth Yachnin, a lawyer with the Industrial Accident Victims Group (IAVGO) in Toronto, calls many of the WSIB decisions "unjustified and completely unfair" to workers.

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

To fix the sexual assault unfounded rate, start right here: Globe editorial

Canadian police dismiss 1 in 5 cases as unfounded, one result of which is that many women choose not to report sexual assaults to police out of fear they will not be taken seriously.

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

Tenants getting a tax break in Hamilton

Hamilton normally charges multi-residential properties 2.74 times higher rates than single-family homes and this is passed on to tenants through their rents.

Article source:
CATCH (Citizens at City Hall)
Posted:
March 21, 2017

Ottawa pushed to collect data on unfounded sex-assault cases

The committee specifically recommended that Statistics Canada resume collecting national numbers on unfounded cases of sexual offences, which it stopped collecting in 2006.

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