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Grassy Narrows mercury victims up to 6 times more likely to have debilitating health problems, report says

The community commissioned expert Donna Mergler, a member of a World Health Organization-affiliated research group, to study the fallout of eating fish caught from nearby waterways.

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May 24, 2018

Large companies join forces to hire 40,000 Canadian youth

Eight large companies have joined forces to hire 40,000 youth facing employment barriers over the next 5 years, starting by offering more than 150 jobs to young people in Toronto this June.

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May 23, 2018

Renfrew parents demand return of minimum wage exemption for people with disabilities

Some parents in Renfrew want provincial politicians to save their children's jobs by restoring an exemption in Ontario labour law that had allowed them to work for less than minimum wage.

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May 23, 2018

Liberals propose overhaul of Divorce Act to put the interests of children first

Bill C-78 also takes steps to address family violence and child poverty. It's the first major revamp of divorce law in more than 20 years.

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May 22, 2018

Delivery driver wants Domino's to pay up after years of making less than minimum wage

Cervantes's Ministry of Labour claim was filed on March 9. More than a month later, he said he was taken off the franchise's work schedule.

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May 15, 2018

The 'Law Bus' may be rolling into a northern B.C. town near you

The duo - two practicing lawyers from the Lower Mainland - pulls their RV into town, sets up camp, and starts talking law with anyone who is interested.

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May 15, 2018

New survey aims to strengthen relationship between city of Hamilton and Indigenous community

The survey is online until the end of June and will be used to help shape a report going to city council on what sorts of actions would help improve community relations.

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May 08, 2018

'It is discrimination': Sick worker wins groundbreaking case against WSIB

A landmark ruling could set a precedent for people exposed to the same chemical in different workplaces.

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May 07, 2018

Windsor Essex Trans Support opens first standalone transgender support centre in Ontario

Two years ago Carver was working out of her car to provide supports for transgender people, now she's part of a standalone, drop-in transgender support centre in Windsor.

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May 03, 2018

Hundreds in Sudbury facing hydro disconnection as bills pile up during winter ban

Greater Sudbury Hydro says close to 600 consumers are facing possible disconnection, but disconnections and the amount owing from outstanding bills are down 60 per cent in the last year.

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May 02, 2018

If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement

For those who are still developing psychologically, the effects of segregation are particularly harmful: CBC News opinion piece.

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May 01, 2018

Campuses offer free menstrual products in the name of educational equality

"The cost is negligible, the impact is huge, and it's just one more way we can support our students in making life a little bit easier for them so they can focus on learning."

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April 30, 2018

'Urgent actions' needed to address violence against Indigenous women and girls — UN report

The United Nations special rapporteur says Canada should start addressing these issues now and not wait for the national inquiry to end.

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April 27, 2018

Indigenous leaders call for 'immediate change' in wake of Ontario law school dean's resignation

Angelique EagleWoman was celebrated as the first female Indigenous law school dean in Canada when she was hired in 2016.

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April 25, 2018

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

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April 24, 2018

Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

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April 20, 2018

How Doug Ford's pledge of 'zero income tax' leaves minimum wage earners worse off

Doing the math reveals that the Liberal and NDP plans for a $15 hourly rate puts more money in workers' pockets.

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April 19, 2018

Couple in early 20s denied Toronto condo rental due to their age

The rental agent ended his email with: "You can go ahead and expend your energy in filing a complaint. Good luck." The couple has filed a complaint with the OHRT.

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April 18, 2018

Opinion: The gay community has long been over-policed and under-protected. The Bruce McArthur case is the final straw

The Pride request that police withdraw from the upcoming parade stems from decades of frustration, says the author of this CBC opinion piece.

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April 16, 2018

Ottawa moves to curb spread of payday loan outlets

The province recently changed the Ontario Municipal Act to allow cities to limit the number of payday loan outlets.

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April 12, 2018