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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.
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.
The Liberal government has proposed a ban on most forms of unpaid internships and has pledged $13 million to crack down on wage theft.
MPP Peter Tabuns will introduce a bill to close a loophole that exempts landlords who own units in buildings constructed after 1991 from rent-control guidelines.
Justice Alex Pazaratz says the Ontario legal aid system is wasting taxpayer dollars.
The government should crack down on companies who simply shutter and open up under a new name to avoid paying workers wages owed, says John No, Parkdale Community Legal Services.
The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions is urging the ministry of labour to do more to protect health-care workers who face daily threats of violence on the job.
The Statistics Canada report says that gender parity existed in the public sector in 2015, when 54 per cent of legislators and senior government managers and officials were women.
Michael Coteau, minister of children and youth services, unveiled a strategic plan to fight systemic racism, including the collection of race-based data.
When Dr. Lisa Robinson graduated from the U of T med school in 1991, she was one of 2 black students in her class. 26 years later, only one first-year in a class of 259 identifies as black.
The Law Commission of Ontario says the system around substitute decision-making is complex and lacks co-ordination.
It's been a source of simmering frustration for Huang, a mother of one originally from China. By the time she got her paycheque from the company, she was owed about $8,000.
TTC expands Wheel-Trans eligibility to include people with cognitive, sensory, or mental health disabilities
The TTC made the change to ensure it was complying with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It took effect Jan. 1.
The recommendations come as the family court system is facing a crisis, with a majority of litigants representing themselves due to the high cost of getting a lawyer.
Human rights law now considers substance dependency to be a disability, and grants sufferers the protections that go along with that designation.
If we're going to use every available resource to treat this epidemic, we have to stop criminalizing it, says Desmond Cole in a Toronto Star opinion piece.
Most of the reduction will come from the Ontario government stretching out the costs of electricity generation contracts. The savings impact should be immediate.
An initiative launching Wednesday for 30,000 teens at 32 Catholic high schools in Toronto gives them another tool aimed at improving safety.
In 2013, city council declared Toronto a sanctuary city. Three years later, undocumented migrants still have plenty to fear: Toronto Star editorial.
The unlawful nature of the dispensary business has this worker wondering what her workplace rights are and what recourse, if any, is available to her when management lets her down.