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Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers

A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora "exposed serious systemic issues" in the law society's regulatory and hearing process when to comes to dealing with Indigenous complainants.

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April 26, 2017

Hard At Work: Why this city employee says years of contract work led to her mental breakdown

More than a decade after starting work for the City of Toronto, working contract after contract without benefits or sick days, Muir suffered a mental breakdown and a miscarriage in the same week.

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April 19, 2017

Ottawa changes policy to ensure women giving birth away from reserves aren't alone

Indigenous women without proof of a medical need to have someone escort them have long been forced to have their children alone and far from from their land, language, and heritage.

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April 10, 2017

Wynne Liberals won't say when expanded rent control coming

Even with some tenants facing big rent hikes, the Ontario government has rejected the NDP's move for immediate action.

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April 07, 2017

Mandatory education on sexual assault law a hot topic at school for new judges

Dozens of judges appointed to Canada's superior courts last fall and this spring are attending classes this week in Quebec, to which CBC News was granted rare, limited access.

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April 07, 2017

Ontario Liberals reject fast-tracking of rent control bill

The NDP asked the Ontario Legislature to speed through the rent-control bill to prevent excessive rent hikes.

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April 06, 2017

Advocates challenge false claims about Canadian refugee income

The email falsely claims that refugees earn more each year than Canadian seniors living on pension income.

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April 05, 2017

High-ranking Toronto officer appealing G20 misconduct conviction

Supt. Fenton believes he was unfairly convicted and hopes to be found not guilty on all counts since his conduct was backed by his superiors in the police service, his lawyer said.

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April 05, 2017

Ontario creating service to help people access medically assisted dying

The service will allow patients to reach out for help directly and bypass health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds.

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April 03, 2017

What can you do if you feel your housing is unsafe or you're nervous about your fire escape?

Some suggestions: call for advice before signing a lease, keep records of every complaint to landlords, figure out your own escape route from your building.

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March 31, 2017

Hard At Work: How do students live on unpaid internships?

A Western University student, one of thousands required to complete an unpaid internship before finishing their studies this year, worries that her 4-month internship will mean not paying the rent.

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March 31, 2017

Nova Scotia tackles racial profiling in stores: 'It's about a societal transformation'

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a free, online training program aimed at preventing racial profiling.

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March 28, 2017

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