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Ontario judge conducting 'cost-benefit analysis' of police carding

Justice Michael Tulloch was asked last year to conduct a thorough examination of new regulations on carding, also known as street checks. 

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February 22, 2018

Despite unanimous Queen's Park vote, police are still disclosing unproven allegations against innocent Ontarians

More than two years after legislation passed, the law remains unenforced.

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February 21, 2018

Judge strikes down mandatory minimum law in Toronto drug mule case

The ruling underscores the need for Ottawa to act on its promise to repeal mandatory minimum sentences, said Jonathan Rudin, a lawyer for Aboriginal Legal Services, an intervener in the case.

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February 21, 2018

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers' rights on the job

The decision sets a higher standard for measures employers must take to find a suitable role for injured employees after a workplace accident.

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February 20, 2018

Ontario government puts moratorium on suspending racialized public servants

Discrimination policies are under review after Black employees presented complaints to the minister in charge of the province's anti-racism initiatives.

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February 16, 2018

Firm that failed to pay translators 'aggressively targets' new immigrants, court says

Able Translations denies the allegations and says it has a "positive relationship" with its 8,000 interpreters. 

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February 13, 2018

Ontario campuses see increase in precarious jobs, study shows

Job insecurity "on the rise, though not equally and not for everyone," according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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February 08, 2018

Youth will have say in coroner's review of group and foster home safety

Up to 10 youth with experience in Ontario's child welfare system will be invited to inform a panel of experts probing the deaths of 11 young people in residential care over the past three years.

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February 07, 2018

Parkdale residents protest 'loophole' allowing landlords to drive up rent

A loophole in Residential Tenancies Act legislation lets landlords pass off the costs of major work onto tenants, says Cole Webber, spokesperson for Parkdale Community Legal Services.

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February 05, 2018

Temp agency proposal leaves workers vulnerable, legal clinics say

The policy being considered by the WSIB fails to address the "very real dangers" temp workers face on the job, the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic says.

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February 02, 2018

Lack of funding for new cancer claims 'devastating,' GE Peterborough workers say

Advocates had hoped the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers would receive additional resources to assist new GE Peterborough claimants assemble their cases.

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February 01, 2018

New clinic serving Black Ontarians gets backing of Legal Aid

The Black Legal Action Centre came into existence following a decision last year by Legal Aid Ontario to defund the African Canadian Legal Clinic.

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February 01, 2018

Refugees facing delays in working and supporting families due to 'pointless' mistakes on work permits

Eritrean refugees to Canada are going without valid work permits — in some cases for months — because their passports don't follow the Canadian format.

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January 31, 2018

GTA sexual assault crisis centres overwhelmed amid #MeToo movement

Toronto-area organizations have been flooded with requests but lack the resources to address them.

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January 31, 2018

GTA sexual assault crisis centres overwhelmed amid #MeToo movement

Toronto-area organizations have been flooded with requests, but lack the resources to address them.

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January 30, 2018

At-risk Toronto Community Housing tenants often treated unfairly, ombudsman says

TCH's safety at risk and medical priority transfer list holds more than 1,400 households and 55 per cent have been waiting to transfer for five years or more.

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January 26, 2018

Ontario government vows to crack down on sexually abusive teachers

The Ontario government plans to amend its definition of sexual abuse by teachers "as soon as possible," to make licence revocation mandatory for more offences.

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January 25, 2018

Female OPP employees say they're being paid far less than uniformed police doing the same work

More than 80 OPP civilian managers and specialists have filed a human rights complaint claiming they are paid less than uniform male officers for similar work.

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January 24, 2018

New federal ministry aims to improve quality of life for Indigenous people in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in August he was splitting the Indigenous Affairs department in two, with Minister Jane Philpott taking the Indigenous Services portfolio. 

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January 23, 2018

Prescription for healthier population: spend more on social services

A one-cent increase in social spending for every dollar spent on health care increases life expectancy and cuts premature death, study shows.

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January 22, 2018