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One of every five sexual-assault allegations reported to Canadian law enforcement goes undocumented because officers have dismissed them as unfounded.
Residents of Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the first Ontarians to receive a guaranteed minimum income as part of a new provincial pilot project.
Eighty per cent of those responding indicated the fee is a significant barrier while 16 per cent considered it a modest barrier, says a newly released briefing note about the consultation results.
The bill was tabled in the House of Commons shortly after noon on Thursday, with the government hoping to officially legalize marijuana for recreational use by July 1, 2018.
To date, only 8 forces have said they are open to including outside advocates in the review process, despite mounting public pressure from politicians and VAW agencies to involve external eyes.
Government decisions must be guided by the needs of residents for adequate, affordable, and secure housing, as opposed to the financial security and gain of investors: Leila Farhani.
If the move succeeds, it would be the first time the Crown has had a defence lawyer removed to prevent delay since a SCC ruling last summer set new time limits for criminal proceedings.
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The claim argues that systemic police mishandling of sexual-assault cases violates a woman's Charter right to equality.
A little-known 2006 amendment to the Citizenship Act limits Canadian citizenship to just the first-generation of children born to or adopted by Canadians who live outside Canada.
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.
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.
The decision could affect hundreds of convicted offenders each year across Canada, according to the Criminal Lawyers' Association.
Wednesday's federal budget also proposes $2.7-million over five years for education, ethics, and conduct programs for Canadian judges, including training.
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.
The committee specifically recommended that Statistics Canada resume collecting national numbers on unfounded cases of sexual offences, which it stopped collecting in 2006.
The National Housing Collaborative proposes a subsidy paid directly to tenants who cannot afford rent.
A new study says the Liberal government should rethink federal parental benefits and overhaul a system that is leaving out too many families and women.
Health Canada moved last year to allow the practice for people suffering from severe opioid addictions after other treatments had failed.
If you call yourself a feminist, says this writer, get behind the push to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, for the women cobbling together a living from poorly paid, precarious jobs.