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LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

Speakers took aim at the government's announcement that schools would temporarily revert to a 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the Liberals' updated version.

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July 16, 2018

Ontario injured workers shut out of medical pot coverage — told to take opioids instead

'We treat requests for coverage of medical marijuana on a case-by-case basis,' WSIB says.

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July 16, 2018

Agency for women experiencing abuse, addictions opens fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A local healing agency that supports families and women experiencing abuse is celebrating the opening of their fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday.

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July 13, 2018

Ruling on sentencing delay could put more pressure on a stressed justice system

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision could put even more stress on a justice system already struggling with timelines imposed by the SCC to protect the right to a speedy trial.

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July 10, 2018

Decriminalize all drugs for personal use, Toronto Public Health recommends in new report

City council should push the federal government to decriminalize the possession of all drugs for personal use while scaling up harm reduction efforts, Toronto Public Health is recommending.

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July 09, 2018

Engaged at 14: 'I was worried about science class. And now I'm getting married?'

The CBC's The Doc Project features a documentary about arranged marriage and an interview with SALCO's Aruna Boodram about forced marriage.

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July 06, 2018

Where homeless and vulnerable people can go during a heat wave

Metro Morning's Matt Galloway talks with a street nurse about the heat and how those without a home are coping.

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July 06, 2018

Canada needs to get out of the immigration detention business: Opinion

Appoint a watchdog. Provide lawyers. Re-allocate funds. And move toward scrapping the system completely, say these contributors.

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July 05, 2018

Heron Gate evictions a human rights issue, says housing advocate

An international housing advocate believes the impending eviction of residents of Ottawa's Heron Gate community is a human rights issue, and says politicians haven't done enough to prevent it.

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July 03, 2018

U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

The policy has been criticized by student groups as well as by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

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June 28, 2018

Canadians with disabilities could be waiting months for money owed by Canada Revenue Agency

Canadians with diabetes who were rejected for the disability tax credit (DTC) last year and who now have been approved may have to wait for up to 30 weeks for their money.

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June 28, 2018

'We're going back into the closet': LGBTQ seniors wary of being 'out' in long-term care facilities

Gay seniors say they face a hard choice - hide who they are or deal with discriminatory backlash.

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June 28, 2018

'Not a charter-free zone': Appeal court says police can't search luggage based on anonymous tips

One of the officers told the court that anonymous tips were common and often inaccurate, and passengers can refuse to be searched.

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June 26, 2018

Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

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June 25, 2018

For richer or poorer: Sharing CPP with a spouse at divorce means never getting it back

In a similar case, the Social Security Tribunal ruled: "It is permanent, there is no provision in the CPP to cancel or overturn credit-splitting credits when one of the former spouses dies."

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June 25, 2018

Canada aims to avoid detaining migrant children, but it happens

Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.

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June 20, 2018

Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

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June 20, 2018

New Thunder Bay program helps people save money on electricity

Applicants can qualify for everything from LED lights to new appliances and insulation in Thunder Bay Hydro's new program. 

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June 18, 2018

12 investigations launched into workplace complaints at London City Hall

The outside investigation was launched in April after 68 people lodged complaints with the London Abused Women's Centre, claiming a culture of fear and bullying in some city departments.

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June 14, 2018

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

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June 13, 2018