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Police will give a verbal reason and receipt to anyone they stop. But that document won't include the reason for the interaction - you'll have to file a freedom-of-information request for that.
The food bank association wants the government to expand both the OESP and LEAP, which provides a one-time emergency payment of up to $500 for people behind on their bill.
City politicians Tuesday endorsed a citizen group's demand that London police stop carding, or street checks — with Mayor Matt Brown pledging to take the message to the force's brass.
The project also revealed a disturbing factor sending families into homelessness: unscrupulous or fake landlords scamming people.
Plans and programs are underway in London and in Belleville to deal with the high rates of poverty in those regions.
People who borrowed from payday loan companies could be in line for cash after the settlement of class-action lawsuits initiated by a London law firm.
Canadians will get a chance to weigh in on the issue of assisted death, as promised, before the next federal election, Justice Minister Peter MacKay says.
Not only is Neighbourhood Legal Services of London and Middlesex receiving $179,000, the government has also raised the low-income cutoff for help at provincial legal aid clinics.
The province has known about gaps in services for people with mental illness since it starting moving psychiatric patients into the community without sufficient oversight or funding.
In a city struggling with Canada's highest big-city unemployment rate, proposed changes to Ontario's welfare system could get more Londoners back into the workforce, say anti-poverty advocates.
"Everyone I know on disability has at some point received a letter that terrified them," said Naomi Ives Peak, co-chair of the ODSP Action Coalition and a community legal worker at Parkdale Community Legal Services in Toronto.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues that more needs to be done to ensure the enormous amount of information police store is being used responsibly and to the letter of the law.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says London, Ontario's decision to forcibly remove Occupy protesters from Victoria Park on November 9 violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada's highest court will announce a decision on Friday which will allow or deny Ontario's 80,000 farm workers the right to join a union.
The fight between two Calgary gay ex-lovers over custody of their daughter could advance same-sex parenthood rights in Alberta, says one of the litigants.
A panel discussion at a national mental-health conference says that many, if not most, police forces in Ontario still keep decades-old medical arrests on record.
A newspaper article reports on a recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that confirms a trend to protecting consumers from enforcement of mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer agreements.