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The Windsor-Essex Anti-Human Trafficking Action Group has launched a new website and has developed brochures and posters it hopes will educate people and reach its victims.
Ontario's labour laws need a significant overhaul to improve working conditions for migrant workers, say social justice advocates representing employees in Essex County.
"I think this indictment is not only against Jose Pratas, but I think this indictment is against Canada's foreign worker program:" Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers, which advocated for the women.
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Judith Wahl presented a workshop on patients' rights to make their own health decisions, and the options when they're not capable to understand and make decisions.
This writer's view is that until blooding -- going door-to-door asking for DNA samples to find a criminal -- is authorized by an amendment to the Criminal Code or court order, the practice should end.
Legal Assistance of Windsor is bringing in guests from across the country for a discussion on community advocacy in celebration of its 40-year anniversary on Saturday.
Marion Overholt, executive director of Legal Assistance of Windsor, said there need to be simpler ways to ensure people can access social services, whether or not they can prove who they are.
Windsor anti-poverty groups will launch a campaign in November calling for a living wage after a StatsCan report showed that minimum wage earners are no better off today than they were in the 70s.
Legal Assistance of Windsor's Marion Overholt says for people with mental illness, the focus is on increasing their access to medical services, whether through injectable medication or regular counselling.
Legal Assistance of Windsor is inviting former residents of three homes for the developmentally disabled to learn how to apply for a payout from a class action settlement for abuse they suffered.
Cathy Kolar, a legal worker with Legal Assistance of Windsor who sometimes represents detained migrant workers, said Canada's strict rules have created a demand for a shadowy network of middlemen.
While political discussion on both sides of the border addresses the possibility of loosening restrictions on marijuana, Health Canada seems is making medical marijuana harder to obtain.
Marion Overholt of Legal Assistance of Windsor said she is "delighted" with the announcement, but noted that clinics still face funding challenges and that the future remains uncertain.
After 39 years of providing legal assistance to the very poorest and most marginalized of Windsor, Legal Assistance of Windsor is threatened with serious cuts to its funding.
A former Windsor department store manager shot by an armed robber is taking to YouTube and the courts after 16 years of fighting the Workplace Safety Insurance Board of Ontario for benefits.