June 29: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period.

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June 26, 2017

June 28: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Brantford

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: The Brantford Labour Centre, 1100 Clarence Street S, Brantford N3S 7N8

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period. 

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June 22, 2017

Preventing workplace violence in the health care sector

This is a report from the Government of Ontario on how it's working to reduce violent incidents in health care workplaces and boost safety for staff and patients.

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May 24, 2017

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 69 per cent of police-reported cases nationally in 2015.

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May 24, 2017

Final report of the Changing Workplaces Review released

The report recommends changes to both labour relations and employment standards, including the creation of a new "Workplace Rights Act", consolidating the ESA, LRA, and OHSA.

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May 23, 2017

Ontario Government Expands Rent Control to All Private Rental Units

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991.

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May 18, 2017

New Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections, to Keep Rentals Affordable

Legislation includes rent control of private rental units occupied on or after November 1, 1991, and protection from abuse of the "landlord's own use" provision.

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April 24, 2017

Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Lindsay

Pilots will start in late spring in Hamilton, including Brantford and Brant County, and in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The third pilot will start by this fall in Lindsay.

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April 24, 2017

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

The Government of Ontario has introduced measures aimed at helping more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters, and bring stability to the real estate market.

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April 20, 2017

Ontario Government Providing Improved Access to Legal Services

Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

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March 27, 2017

Ontario Government Increasing Minimum Wage to Support Workers and Families

The Ontario Government is increasing the general minimum wage to $11.60 this fall.

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March 27, 2017

Ontario Government Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Starting this summer, Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with a 25% break, and people with low incomes and those in eligible rural communities would get greater reductions.

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March 02, 2017

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase protection both for survivors and for those at risk of human trafficking.

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February 23, 2017

Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Eastern Ontario

The plan aims to resolve criminal cases faster and make more supports and supervision available to vulnerable, low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.

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January 25, 2017

Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Southwestern Ontario

The Ontario government is implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in southwestern Ontario.

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January 20, 2017

Ontario Government Taking Steps To Reduce Time-to-Trial and Improve Bail System

The goal is to speed up the resolution of criminal cases and making more supports and supervision available to vulnerable, low-risk individuals who come in contact with the law.

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December 20, 2016

Ontario Government Introduces Legislation To Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients

Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, include strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional.

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December 14, 2016

Ontario Government Supporting Legal Advocacy for People Who May Have Been Wrongfully Convicted

The provincial government is providing Innocence Canada with $825,000 to help sustain the organization's operations.

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December 13, 2016

January 2017: Basic Income Pilot consultation

When: January 2017

Where: Cities across Ontario - see the link for dates and locations

In-person meetings are taking place across Ontario through January 31. You can attend a meeting or participate in other ways - see the link for more information.

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December 07, 2016

Ontario Appoints New Children's Lawyer

The Government of Ontario has announced that Marian Jacko will serve as Ontario's new Children's Lawyer as of November 28, 2016.

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December 05, 2016