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Supreme Court rules employees can allege workplace harassment against people from other companies

Law professor Margot Young says the decision reflects the modern workforce, where employees are often brought in on individual contracts and have no formal employment relationship.

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December 15, 2017

North Bay grandparents sued for child support

Family lawyer John Schuman says the case could set a precedent because of the expanding rights of grandparents in custody matters and the grey area that currently exists.

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December 14, 2017

Tenant fighting to get back $3,200 after finding cockroaches, mould on move-in day

Farima Mohseni has filed two applications with the Landlord and Tenant Board against the landlord, Wynn Group of Companies.

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December 12, 2017

CRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics

Liberal MP Kamal Khera, the parliamentary secretary for the minister of national revenue, said the government is sorry for the confusion.

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December 11, 2017

Some texts considered private, even after they've been sent: Supreme Court

Civil liberties advocates say the criminal case ruling has "broad and important" implications for all Canadians.

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December 08, 2017

Cellphone unlocking charges and unreadable contracts are now banned

Changes came into effect December 1 and mean that teens can no longer say 'Yes' to data overage, and contracts must include a 15-day trial.

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December 05, 2017

Toronto needs wider, unobstructed sidewalks, disability and pedestrian advocates say

A new bylaw would require a minimum width of 2.1 metres on main streets, 1.8 metres on quieter roads. 

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December 01, 2017

Probe into racial profiling by Toronto police will only prove what black community knows, says activist

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has launched a "public interest inquiry" into racial profiling and racial discrimination at the Toronto Police Service, the OHRC announced Thursday.

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December 01, 2017

Penalties when workers die on the job don't go far enough, say labour groups, families

A CBC News investigation has found only a handful of people have been jailed across Canada for violating workplace safety laws in connection with the death of a worker. 

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November 30, 2017

$175M in federal money for working poor goes unclaimed

About 240,000 low-income Canadians eligible for millions of dollars in federal support payments aren't getting the cash, partly because the CRA paperwork is too complicated.

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November 30, 2017

'Historical injustice': Liberals to expunge criminal records for homosexual offences

Bill C-66 also allows for spouses, parents, siblings, children, or legal representatives to apply for record expungement on behalf of deceased persons.

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November 28, 2017

Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the current provision doesn't align with Canadian values of inclusion.

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November 23, 2017

Liberals to offer benefit to people waiting for low-income housing

The national housing strategy will also include thousands of new units.

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November 22, 2017

Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits

The Toronto Police Association has called for the force to provide the overdose reversal drug to officers.

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November 17, 2017

Police warn of fraud scam targeting Mandarin speakers in the GTA

Police say the suspects accuse the victims of money laundering and threaten to arrest or seize their assets.

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November 16, 2017

Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northern Ontario, Indigenous families are increasingly afraid for the safety of their children who must go south to get a high school education.

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November 14, 2017

End program that puts police officers in some Toronto schools, TDSB report recommends

The report from staff at the TDSB follows a six-week period during which students, staff, and parents at the affected schools were surveyed to assess the School Resource Officer program.

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November 14, 2017

'She played us like a piano': Landlord fights for months to evict tenant with long criminal history

Rent non-payers have landlords calling for a provincial registry of repeat problem tenants.

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November 13, 2017

Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

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November 13, 2017

Parental leave changes prompt questions of affordability, cost to businesses

The change will be limited to employees who work in federally regulated sectors of the economy, such as banking, telecom, transportation and the public service.

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November 10, 2017