Ontario PC Party passes resolution to not recognize gender identity

Conservative officials were quick to say the resolution is not binding. The next step is for it to be formally voted in at the next policy convention.

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November 19, 2018

Canada and United States not facing asylum seeker crisis: UNHCR official

Canada's recent spike in irregular migrants is nothing compared to the millions of refugees who pour every year into much poorer countries, according to the UNHCR official.

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November 08, 2018

10 things that are still illegal after pot legalization

Despite being allowed to use or even grow marijuana, Canadians can still be charged if they're caught breaking a number of important laws accompanying legalization.

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October 19, 2018

Time of 'self-regulation' is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger laws

Canada's privacy watchdog says there is an urgent need for stronger laws to protect personal information -- and for more money to help his office enforce them.

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September 28, 2018

CELA to help with concerns over water quality at a Timmins lake

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) will be helping Timmins, Ont., residents with their concerns about raw sewage being dumped in Porcupine Lake.

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August 10, 2018

Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

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August 09, 2018

A look into Canadian firearm ownership laws

Types of firearms, gun licenses and how to qualify for one, accepted reasons for owning a restricted gun, carrying and transporting a restricted firearm, and storing guns.

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July 26, 2018

Getting psychiatric care for loved one can be challenging for families

Options include organizations such as a local Schizophrenia Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association that can offer support, information, and advice to family members.

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July 25, 2018

SafePet program helps keep pets safe while victims of abuse seek help

Many shelters offering support to victims of domestic abuse do not allow pets, so the SafePet program arranges foster homes for these pets while victims receive support they need.

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July 09, 2018

Indefinite solitary confinement is 'torture,' say civil liberties groups

Courts in Ontario and BC have ruled that so-called administrative segregations violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the feds have taken no action except to appeal the B.C. decision.

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May 14, 2018

Ontario town's fire chief told he's too old for the job at age 61

In speaking to CTV Ottawa over the phone, Longtin said his role does not involve fighting active fires.

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May 09, 2018

Toronto is latest Canadian city to crack down on payday lending outlets

Toronto City Council adopted new interim regulations last week that cap the number of physical locations allowed across the city and require operators to be licensed.

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May 07, 2018

Families sue Ontario long-term care providers over 'disgusting' neglect

The landmark lawsuits target two industry giants: Extendicare and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, which was recently rebranded Sienna Senior Living.

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May 03, 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace an 'epidemic': human resources survey

Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, a new report says.

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April 13, 2018

How workers can use Ontario's Equal Pay For Equal Work legislation

Part-time, casual, and seasonal workers in Ontario can demand the same wage that their full-time colleagues receive if they do the same job, under new rules in effect April 1.

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April 09, 2018

Proposed changes to impaired driving laws raises red flags: lawyer

The changes outlined in Bill C-46, currently before Parliament alongside the marijuana legalization legislation, are raising a number of red flags for legal experts.

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February 28, 2018

Discredited hair-testing program harmed vulnerable families across Ontario: report

An independent commission tasked with examining the Motherisk hair-testing program says the child welfare system's reliance on the analysis was "manifestly unfair and harmful."

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February 26, 2018

Prison watchdog blasts handling of female inmates with mental health issues

There is no standalone treatment facility for federal female inmates. A woman with mental illness can be transferred to an all-male treatment centre in conditions that are far from therapeutic.

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November 01, 2017

Ashley Smith's mother continues fight for justice 10 years after prison death

Her mother says Ashley spent most of her time alone, in what Correctional Service Canada called the 'Therapeutic Quiet Unit.' In other words, solitary confinement or segregation.

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October 24, 2017

5 new traffic laws that will affect drivers as of Sept. 1

The province of Ontario will introduce a new set of traffic laws on Tuesday as part of its efforts to make driving safer in the province.

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August 31, 2017