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'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

For more than 20 years, Motherisk performed flawed drug and alcohol testing on thousands of vulnerable families across Canada, influencing decisions in child protection cases.

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October 20, 2017

Toronto officers to plead guilty after allegedly mocking woman with Down syndrome

The Toronto police officers are expected to plead guilty at a police tribunal, though possible disciplinary measures have not yet been determined.

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October 18, 2017

Owner, staff charged with abuse, negligence at Vaughan centre for people with disabilities

The Hope Centre has been shut down and attendees have been returned to their families, York police say.

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October 18, 2017

Toronto council committee to tackle what some claim is a new loophole for landlords

Councillor Davis says tenants with suite meters are saddled with "exorbitant administration fees and rates that seem to be completely out of whack."

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October 13, 2017

Province announces $20M funding program to help retirement homes install automatic sprinklers

The province has pledged $20 million to help install automatic fire sprinkler systems in small retirement homes across Ontario — after more than two decades of pressure from safety advocates.

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October 11, 2017

Number of women in federal prisons is up, and advocates think they know why

When community services lag, more women turn to crime, according to Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

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October 11, 2017

Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop

Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said the move will "begin to right the wrongs" caused by forcibly removing Indigenous children from their birth families.

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October 06, 2017

Fewer than 1% of illegal border crossers have serious criminal backgrounds, CBSA official says

Appearing before the House of Commons immigration committee today, CBSA associate vice-president Jacques Cloutier said any potential risks are swiftly identified and dealt with.

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October 05, 2017

Why people are dying in Ontario jails and what we need to do about it: Howard Sapers

More than 150 people have died in Ontario jails over the past decade.

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October 04, 2017

'It shouldn't be part of the job' - CUPE campaigns against workplace violence in hospitals

Incidents at Sudbury's Health Sciences North have included physical and verbal threats, sexual assault, and other disorderly conduct.

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October 02, 2017

Windsor legal clinic part of province's plan to fight human trafficking

The University of Windsor clinic has assisted people caught up in trafficking for years, but coordinator of social work services Shelly Gilbert said the boost will allow it to enhance what it can offer.

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September 29, 2017

Tenant in wheelchair faces tough choice after learning elevator repair will take five weeks

Sean Collins had to take a vacation day from work, make a plan to move in with his sister, and find strong people to lift him when he realized he was stranded inside his 2nd-storey London apartment.

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September 28, 2017

Preserve Indigenous residential schools as sites of conscience, MPs urged

"That's why we hang onto concentration camps. That's why when you visit Cambodia, the Killing Fields are preserved," Moran told CBC News.

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September 27, 2017

Windsor woman plans to be among the first to file online report through new police tool

The online service offered by Windsor police is meant for non-emergency situations where evidence is not required.

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September 26, 2017

Ontario police watchdog to host public meeting in Thunder Bay, Ont., Monday

OIPRD is investigating allegations of systemic racism in Thunder Bay's police services.

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September 25, 2017

Ombudsman to investigate Toronto's heating bylaw after landlords turn off AC amid rising temperatures

Opler has called for all residential landlords in the city to immediately turn off the heat in their buildings until the current heat wave is over.

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September 25, 2017

Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan

The once-daily pill contains 2 anti-HIV drugs that reduce the risk of sexual transmission of the virus.

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September 22, 2017

Woman with Down syndrome files human rights complaint over officers' comments

The officers were recorded describing the woman as "disfigured" and a "half-person" during a traffic stop.

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September 21, 2017

New smart beacons open doors for people with visual impairment in Toronto neighbourhood

A CNIB pilot project plans to install 200 wayfinding beacons in Toronto stores and restaurants. 

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September 19, 2017

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

Ministers of justice and public safety say the government is not turning a "blind eye" to the issue.

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September 18, 2017