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Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

Canada's banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients' banking records without consent.

November 09, 2018

Staff shortages at Ontario Landlord Tenant Board create 'longer than usual' hearing delays

The LTB is straining under a workload of cases with not enough staff to reach its standard of service on scheduling hearings, according to a newly released report.

November 01, 2018

Red flags raised as Ontario reinstates doctor's note requirement for sick workers

The Ontario government's proposal is welcome news to many employers, but critics say the policy overburdens the medical system and spreads illness.

October 31, 2018

Ontario government to freeze Liberals' minimum wage hike and roll back labour-friendly rules

The government also said in a release that will also replace the previous government's "disastrous Personal Emergency Leave rules." 

October 23, 2018

Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

The roundtable was established in 2015, as a way for experts to provide strategic advice to the province on emerging issues related to violence against women.

October 18, 2018

Legalization is only the start: Canada must do right by its 'cannabis criminals'

"Canada has spent far more money on drug-law enforcement than on the investigation, enforcement and prevention of serious crimes of violence": Globe and Mail opinion piece.

October 15, 2018

Politicians can't interfere with where and how Tori Stafford's killer serves her time: Opinion

The separation of powers between legislators and judicial and administrative decision-makers is vital to safeguard the rule of law: Columnist.

October 05, 2018

Bill Blair to conclude handgun consultations by end of 2018

Pressure has been growing to enact tougher gun laws after a mass shooting along Toronto's Danforth Avenue in July and a deadly attack against a mosque in Quebec City last year.

September 26, 2018

Unfounded case ends with conviction 19 years after police dismissed sexual-assault complaint

An Ottawa man who raped a 12-year-old girl and then initially got away with it after police dismissed the file as an unfounded allegation has been convicted of sexual interference.

September 21, 2018

Why a judge stopped Ontario's reduction of Toronto city council

Why did Justice Belobaba say the Ontario Progressive Conservative government "clearly crossed the line" when it tried to reduce Toronto's wards to 25 from 47?

September 10, 2018

Health groups appeal to Ontario government to support overdose-prevention sites

More than 120 health organizations and advocacy groups have argued that a delay opening these sites will result in more preventable deaths during a crisis that has killed thousands.

August 31, 2018

Ontario judge restores defence of extreme drunkenness in sexual assaults

The defence of extreme intoxication in sexual-assault cases is back in Ontario, after a judge ruled that a federal law removing it violates the constitutional rights of the accused.

August 29, 2018

Bill Blair tasked with leading talks on Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.

Blair, the new minister responsible for border security and organized crime reduction, has been officially tasked with leading the charge on irregular migration.

August 28, 2018

To be bold, Doug Ford should eliminate – not tighten – social assistance rules in Ontario

Social assistance rules for people without disabilities in Ontario already demands that recipients be actively looking for work. Making this requirement even tougher won't work, says this writer.

August 27, 2018

Ontario government needs to spell out what's new in sex-ed curriculum: TDSB chair

The government has warned teachers who use the scrapped 2015 version will face consequences and invited parents to anonymously report potential breaches to the province.

August 23, 2018

In extreme heat, landlords should be required to keep tenants cool

In this opinion piece, the writer says that extreme heat is a serious public health issue, and it's time we started treating it like one.

August 22, 2018

Truth and Reconciliation Commission leaves most calls to action unmet, despite federal government's commitment

Few of the 76 calls to action that fall under federal jurisdiction have been fully met, and many have not advanced beyond the initial stages.

August 13, 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.

August 07, 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.

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.

August 02, 2018