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Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report.

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August 18, 2017

Cancelled asylum hearings 'devastating' to Ottawa refugee claimants, advocates say

As asylum seekers continue to stream into Canada in record numbers, dozens of refugee claimant cases in Ottawa are being delayed or cancelled with very little notice, say local advocates.

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August 11, 2017

Ontario women to get free access to abortion pill starting Aug. 10

The pill will be available to women with a valid health card and prescription.

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August 04, 2017

What you need to know about London's bid for supervised injection sites

Advocates say users in London need a supervised place to get clean needles, be watched as they inject by nurses, and have access to treatment if they need it.

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August 03, 2017

'Hey brother, could you spare a quarter?' A Hamilton panhandler fights the law

"I think there's something wrong with asking someone for a quarter and you give me a ticket for $65. It just don't balance out:" Dwight Perry, a panhandler in Hamilton.

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August 03, 2017

Legal clinic aims to help people who don't officially exist

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic set up an ID bank to provide vulnerable people with a safe place to store personal documents but found many people had no identification to store.

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August 02, 2017

Email from behind bars? Prisoner advocates push for access to laptops, tablets and internet

As some countries move to give prisoners access to email, the internet, and in-cell tablets, advocates say Canada is lagging behind by denying federal inmates access to essential technology.

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August 01, 2017

Ovide Mercredi reviews Law Society of Upper Canada's relations with Indigenous people

The work could have wide-ranging implications for the entire legal community, including the courts, said Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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August 01, 2017

Harmony House given $400K to help fix family court

For the next three years the team will assess the state of family law across the country and will also be looking outside of Canada's borders for inspiration.

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July 31, 2017

Woman convicted of sexual assault in HIV-disclosure case appeals to Supreme Court

A Manitoba woman convicted of aggravated sexual assault and sent to jail for not telling a sex partner she had HIV is hoping to bring an appeal of her controversial case to the SCC.

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July 31, 2017

'Great unfairness': 2 more sex assault cases where victims were jailed to ensure their court testimony

The treatment the two victims received at the hands of the Alberta justice system comes to light two months after a similar case was reported that led to a provincial review.

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July 31, 2017

What Ontario's new condo rules mean for owners, boards

A new tribunal and a number of new regulations aim to improve how boards are governed and improve communication between boards and individual unit owners.

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July 28, 2017

MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers

The inquiry said they are now reviewing police files in response to pressure from the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to look at police actions in these cases.

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July 28, 2017

'Tremendous injustice' as migrant workers sent back to Jamaica

So why are Waldin Simpson and another man being sent home early? Simpson says they're being singled out for complaining about problems with their paycheques.

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July 27, 2017

Immigration detention system is legal, though not always applied perfectly: judge

The constitutional challenge was filed by Alvin Brown, a Jamaican man who was detained for five years before being deported last year.

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July 26, 2017

Immigration scam targeting Chinese community in GTA 'too good to be true': police

Ads placed in local Chinese newspapers promise to help secure travel documents from China to Canada.

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July 26, 2017

Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada child benefit: documents

Thousands of dollars are available, but you have to file a tax return to collect the Canada child benefit.

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July 24, 2017

In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison

Canada's federal prison service has approved the first transfer of a transgender inmate to an institution based on gender identity rather than physical anatomy, CBC News has learned.

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July 21, 2017

U.S.-bound travellers to face 'enhanced security measures' at all Canadian airports

Homeland Security in the U.S. says terrorists are pursuing new attack methods targeting commercial aviation.

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July 19, 2017

Why landlords don't want fire-code convictions made public

Is it public shaming or public safety? A city committee in London, Ont. is set to debate posting fire code convictions.

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July 19, 2017