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Delays in implementation of Rental Fairness Act anything but fair, critics say

The law was passed in mid-May and achieved royal assent on May 30, but portions of it have yet to be implemented, a situation affecting tenants all over the city. 

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June 23, 2017

Do you know the fire code? How Toronto tenant advocates are trying to combat fire safety confusion

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations is working on an upcoming fire code overview designed specifically for tenants that it hopes to release on its website in July.

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June 23, 2017

Woman demanding white doctor 'not an isolated incident,' says OMA's president-elect

A woman who demanded that a "white doctor" treat her son at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga is part of a bigger problem, according to the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association.

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June 21, 2017

New legal hotline a lifeline for Ontario's low-income Chinese and Southeast Asians

A new toll-free hotline operated by the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) went live Sunday, providing free legal consultations in five different languages for non-English speakers.

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June 21, 2017

Liberals set 15-day limit on solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The federal government is imposing a cap of 15 days on holding prisoners in solitary confinement, but some say the move is not enough to meet the international bar for human rights.

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June 20, 2017

CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders all new devices be unlocked

As of December 1, cellular providers will have to unlock your phone free of charge.

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June 16, 2017

'The decision broke me,' says naval officer asked to choose between career and son

The single mother says she was called into a meeting with two superior officers, both of them women, in late 2013 and claims she was told she had too many "family issues."

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June 15, 2017

'Action is desperately needed': Senators recommend 50 ways to fix Canada's courts

The Senate committee says accused killers and child molesters are on the loose due to court delays.

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June 14, 2017

Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada up 60%, StatsCan reports

New data released Tuesday show there were 159 anti-Muslim incidents reported to police that year, up from 99 the year before.

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June 13, 2017

New federal law in the works that would limit police spying on journalists

The bill would effectively bring an end to police using the tactic to identify confidential sources of information that is embarrassing to politicians and other public officials.

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June 13, 2017

Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system

A Senate committee is touring prisons across the country and in other parts of the world as part of a two-year probe into the human rights of inmates.

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June 12, 2017

'Justice delayed is justice denied': Fewer than half of refugee claims being heard on time

In the first four months of this year, only 44 per cent of refugee claims were heard on time. In 2016, an average of about 52 per cent made it to the board on time.

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June 09, 2017

Lawyers call some proposed changes to sexual assault law 'inexplicable,' possibly 'unconstitutional'

Lawyers and legal experts representing both complainants and those accused of sexual assault have significant concerns with Ottawa's proposed changes to sexual assault laws.

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June 08, 2017

'I'm the victim and I'm in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker

Forced to spend a total of five nights in the Edmonton Remand Centre during her testimony, the victim's treatment was called "appalling" by the Alberta justice minister.

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June 05, 2017

Refugees 'in the crosshairs' as Legal Aid Ontario battles for government funding, advocates warn

Legal Aid Ontario says it has no choice but to slash refugee services — but many say cuts could be 'devastating'.

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May 25, 2017

Toronto police app maps out mental health services for people in crisis

The hope is that the public starts using the app — which pinpoints the user's location and generates a map of services — to prevent an emergency.

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May 19, 2017

New passenger bill of rights spells out compensation for air travellers

Minister says airlines must find volunteers to deal with overbooked flights - or up the ante on compensation.

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May 17, 2017

Identity theft: Highway 407 bill tipped off Ontario woman about Range Rover she says she never bought

Some preventive measures: Read credit card statements carefully, keep an eye on mail to ensure bills aren't going missing, check credit scores regularly with Equifax and TransUnion. 

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May 12, 2017

Opinion: Refugees once again have full health benefits, but some practitioners still don't know that

Confusion and bureaucracy is preventing refugees from receiving the health care they need, say two University of Ottawa law professors in this CBC News opinion piece.

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May 12, 2017

Millions of Ontario workers get no sick pay, but that could change

Sick pay is one of the items being reviewed by the Wynne government, and advocacy groups are urging the Liberals to mandate seven paid sick days per year for all full-time employees.

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May 12, 2017