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Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

The women would be told that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or cauterized, or that "they could not see their baby until they agreed."

November 14, 2018

Four ways a former crown ward would change Canada's child welfare system

This is an episode from the CBC's point-of-view documentary series. It includes links to the article as well as the documentary.

November 13, 2018

'Why not me?': People with disabilities in Thunder Bay voice concerns about accessibility act

The height of hotel beds, placement of automatic door buttons, and the little step-up in doorways were issues raised at public hearings into AODA in Thunder Bay.

November 12, 2018

Police-reported sexual assaults in Canada are up - but most are unsolved

The average number of police-reported sexual assaults spiked in Canada after the emergence of the #MeToo movement last fall - but that hasn't led to an increase in criminal charges.

November 08, 2018

Goodale orders tougher rules on prisoner transfers to Indigenous lodges following McClintic uproar

The new policy will make it tougher for inmates to serve time in facilities without a fence.

November 07, 2018

Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments

An accounting error is believed to have cost veterans $165M between 2002-2010.

November 06, 2018

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Mary Birdsell, ED of Justice for Children and Youth, says whether a patient can request assisted dying should be based on capacity, not age.

November 05, 2018

Widespread uncertainty ahead of Ontario's social assistance revamp

The Ford government's 100-day review of social assistance programs ends on November 8.

November 01, 2018

CRA reaps more than $1B through clawbacks of federal benefits over 5 years

The Canada Revenue Agency's clawbacks from Canadians' federal benefits has prompted critics to accuse the agency of making money off the most vulnerable.

October 31, 2018

Interview with JFCY’s Mary Birdsell, Guthrie Award winner

Mary Birdsell is the recipient of this year's Guthrie Award from the Law Foundation of Ontario. She was interviewed by Matt Galloway on the CBC's Metro Morning.

October 30, 2018

Stressed-out tenant says his apartment has been treated for cockroaches 18 times in 18 months

Geordie Dent, the executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations, says it's not the first time he's heard of pest problems harming a tenant's mental health.

October 29, 2018

Why 100 CEOs are asking Doug Ford to bring back basic income

"If the economy fails to grow because people are stuck in precarious or low-income jobs," we're all kind of in trouble," says one of 100 CEOs who wrote to the premier.

October 26, 2018

Ontario to keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, health minister says

Ontario will keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, but the focus will change to help users receive treatment and get rehabilitated: Health Minister.

October 22, 2018

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

October 19, 2018

Law to stop bad-faith evictions not working, lawyers and tenants say

Robyn Lemire had to move into a basement apartment after she was evicted from her Corktown condo because her landlord said he wanted the unit.

October 18, 2018

New book makes case for Canadian basic income program

Forget is a health economist, and her interest in basic income, which she has been studying for more than a decade, was originally sparked by what she saw first-hand, she said. 

October 05, 2018

Childhood trauma can leave scars on DNA, Harvard-UBC study finds

Children who are abused can be left with physical, "molecular scars" on their DNA that last well into adulthood, according to a new study from Harvard University and UBC.

October 04, 2018

'Significant investigative operation' into CRA phone scam underway, public safety minister says

At least 60,000 Canadians have complained over the past 5 years about this scam, and more than $10 million has been stolen during that same time period.

October 01, 2018

Canada Revenue Agency still subjecting taxpayers to 'humiliating, frustrating' benefit review process: report

Canadian taxpayers who spoke to the CBC about their battles with the CRA say the changes made don't go far enough and have made no difference to their experiences so far.

September 28, 2018

Deaf Canadians 'at risk' in times of national emergency

"Canadian deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind people do not have access to information in a way that is designed to survive a crisis:" Report produced for the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS).

September 27, 2018