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Why a family of 6 in Oakville is living on $36K a year

Maryth Yachnin, a lawyer with the Industrial Accident Victims Group (IAVGO) in Toronto, calls many of the WSIB decisions "unjustified and completely unfair" to workers.

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March 22, 2017

Gender-based violence report urges mandatory training for judges, RCMP

The 45 recommendations focused on campus sexual assault, harassment in public, cyberviolence, and better treatment by the justice system of those reporting gender-based violence and sexual assault.

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March 21, 2017

Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws

Indigenous laws are often depicted in traditional narratives, language, song, and dances. They're not the same as Aboriginal laws, which pertain to treaty rights and enforcement.

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March 20, 2017

'Ridiculously out of reach' hydro bills have rural Ontarians turning to churches for help

The pastor at the First Baptist Church in Wallaceburg, Ont., spoke with As It Happens host Carol Off about the desperate measures people are taking in his community to try to cover their costs.

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March 20, 2017

Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto tenancy series

The Ontario housing minister vows that the province will soon unveil new "rental controls" to address the skyrocketing cost to lease a home in and around Toronto.

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March 17, 2017

Trump immigration policies kill work visas for specialized Canadian nurses

Advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists have been told they no longer qualify for professional visas.

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March 16, 2017

Private member's bill calls for extension of rent control after CBC Toronto series

NDP MPP Peter Tabuns said his bill will call for rent control to be extended to units that came on the market after 1991 - they are currently not covered by rent control.

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March 16, 2017

Prison watchdog sees sharp decline in use of solitary confinement

Correctional investigator Ivan Zinger released new figures today showing the number of admissions to segregation dropped in 2015-16, a trend that has continued into this year.

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March 15, 2017

No Fixed Address: rental market for Torontonians on disability 'absolutely horrible'

People who spend most of their cheques to cover rent end up doing without basic necessities.

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March 14, 2017

First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Ontario Justice Education Network, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, sponsored the 8-week project that resulted in a student-produced radio program about their legal rights.

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March 08, 2017

Aboriginal elders team up with officers to build bridges between police and homeless

As part of a unique outreach program in Toronto, police walk with Indigenous elders to have conversations with Aboriginal homeless people and help them gain access to support services.

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March 07, 2017

Toronto moves forward with plan to target bad landlords

If approved, the city's licensing and standards division will be able to offer better information to would-be renters about conditions and how management has dealt with them.

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March 07, 2017

Toronto landlords charging potential tenants money just to apply for an apartment, Radio-Canada finds

Six Toronto apartment rental companies demanded cash or sought potential renters' personal information during the application process, a hidden camera investigation by Radio-Canada reveals.

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March 03, 2017

Report suggesting mercury still leaking near Grassy Narrows 'deeply concerning,' chief says

More than 90 per cent of the population in the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations show signs of mercury poisoning.

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March 01, 2017

Landlord pays high price for renter's medical marijuana grow-op

Landlords have little recourse if a tenant is growing licensed medical pot: they don't even have the right to know it's happening, yet they're denied coverage if a tenant is growing it.

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February 27, 2017

Big changes considered for Ontario workplaces

The review is examining just about everything related to labour law in this province, including sick pay, overtime, how workers can join unions, and employers' responsibilities to contract workers.

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February 27, 2017

'How is this power going to be used?': Immigration lawyer says Bill C-23 needs rewrite

"People thought the U.S. would behave reasonably, we don't have to worry about this. But then you have a president who is elected on saying, 'we want to ban Muslims.'"

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February 24, 2017

'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water

Pic Mobert is one of 18 Indigenous communities that got off the federal government's long-term drinking water list — a designation for reserves with advisories in place for more than a year.

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February 22, 2017

No fixed address: How I became a 32-year-old couch surfer

CBC reporter Shannon Martin's rent shot up nearly $1K a month, now she bounces around between family and friends.

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February 21, 2017

Every inmate at Kenora, Ont., jail has addictions, mental health issues: human rights commissioner

"Many of the people I spoke to, English is not their first language," she said. "Their families are sometimes hundreds of kilometres away, so they weren't able to have regular visits with family."

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February 21, 2017