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ISAC's Jennefer Laidley and other anti-poverty activists had called for a significant hike in social assistance rates, but the budget essentially flat-lines payments with a 2 per cent inflationary increase.
Advocates for Roma refugees have for years blamed the group's low asylum acceptance rates on the poor legal representation they received during the asylum process.
A York University report found that while academic streaming was supposed to have ended in 1999, black students are twice as likely to be enrolled in applied courses, limiting future choices.
The Conservatives doubled the waiting period to apply and quadrupled the cost, from $150 to $631.
Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.
The Toronto Police Services Board is virtually ignoring a report, paid for and commissioned by the board itself, which clearly implies carding should be abolished.
Ontario has hired Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29.
Give temp agency workers equal pay for equal work, ban "temporary" assignments that turn into long-term gigs, and eliminate unfair fees charged by staffing agencies, a new motion suggests.
Even Canada's border services officers, who have the sole discretion to decide where an immigration detainee will be held, have said they aren't qualified to make such decisions.
Former students of the school claim they were subjected to physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the school in Brantford, Ont. The settlement must still be approved by the courts.
A new CBSA report outlines its intention to reduce the use of maximum-security jails and "better align" itself with international and domestic standards for immigration detention.
Justice Michael Tulloch's report into police oversight in Ontario makes 129 recommendations including a call for the release of all future and past Special Investigations Unit director's reports.
Before, suspensions due to medical reasons remained on a driver's abstract for 3 years; as of Jan. 1, if the suspension is done and a full driver's licence reinstated, that info is removed.
The new, simplified medical review package is focused solely on determining whether the medical condition that caused the person to require support in the first place has improved.
An unusually swift revisiting of a contentious 5-4 decision offers the high court a chance to clarify the ruling that could see serious cases tossed.
A judge has upheld the TTC's plan to randomly test its employees for drug and alcohol use, ruling that the need to protect public safety outweighs the risk of infringing on employees' privacy.
A coalition of private firms, non-profits, and charitable organizations says paying decent wages, supporting fair scheduling, and promoting stable jobs benefits workers — and the bottom line.
Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.
Thanks to a little-used city provision, a portion of the building's space is set to be classified as a "community benefit."
In a first across Ontario, Brantford city council will stop using temporary help agencies in a bid to encourage employers to do the same.