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Canada Has Done Even Less For Its 'Dreamers' Than The U.S.

For young undocumented Canadian migrants who may have lived most of their lives in the country, there is no corresponding Canadian DACA.

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September 19, 2017

Canada Will Soon Allow Gender-Neutral Passports, Immigration Minister Says

"All Canadians should feel safe to be themselves, live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose," Immigration Minister Hussen said in a news release.

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August 30, 2017

Canada's 'Welfare Wall' Traps People With Disabilities

We need to dismantle welfare and replace it with a better and more dignified form of income support, writes Sherri Torjman, Vice-President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy.

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August 02, 2017

My Years Without Rehtaeh Taught Me That Kids Need To Know Consent

"In the past three years I've learned the best way to combat sexual violence isn't through the courts. The best way to prevent sexual violence is to engage youth in the conversation."

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April 13, 2016

Social Housing Emergencies Show Vulnerable Tenants Need Support

Many seniors living in social housing don't have access to sufficient home care services, and aging residents, who may be experiencing dementia or cognitive challenges, have no help with basic ADL.

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February 25, 2016

Employment Insurance Covers Only Half Of Canadians, Reform Needed: C.D. Howe

The C.D. Howe Institute says reforms to employment insurance and moves to develop a more highly skilled workforce can help Canada's labour market adjust to weakened economic conditions.

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February 03, 2016

Fred Ghahramani, Tech Entrepreneur, Donates $1 Million To Defeat Bill C-51

Ghahramani, who grew up in Iran, compared the law to "the authoritarian Iranian regime that arbitrarily recorded and surveilled every citizen's phone calls."

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October 15, 2015

Predatory Lending: The Reality Behind Canada's Shadow Mortgage Lenders

The Bank of Canada warned about the risks inherent in the shadow banking sector in its most recent Financial System Review last month.

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July 28, 2015

Use Of Credit Checks To Screen Job Applicants Growing In Canada As U.S. Clamps Down

An Ontario man rejected from a job over his credit report calls the widespread hiring practice "morally unjust" and verging on discrimination.

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April 29, 2015

Assisted Suicide Canada: No New Law Before Election, MacKay Says

The federal government will not introduce new legislation to govern doctor-assisted dying before the expected October federal election, Justice Minister Peter MacKay says.

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April 28, 2015

Use Of EI Funds By Tories To Help Balance Budget Draws Criticism

The federal government is using $1.8 billion in surplus EI funds to help balance its books, leading critics to say the money belongs in taxpayers' pockets.

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April 22, 2015

The Toronto Police Have Failed to Tackle Racial Profiling: Opinion

The new Toronto police policy on racial profiling takes us back even further than we were a few months ago, says this writer.

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April 14, 2015

Youth In Care Should Not Be Criminalized

The very organizations that are funded by your tax dollars and my tax dollars are not living up to their obligation to take ownership of these children's problems, says this author.

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March 26, 2015

Are You Obligated to Provide Your Password at the Border?

The points author offers several possible talking points to discuss with a lawyer before international travel.

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March 11, 2015

Tories Quietly Give Alberta A Foreign Worker Crackdown Exemption

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says Ottawa is willing to extend to other provinces the measures it has given Alberta for some of its temporary foreign workers.

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February 05, 2015

What You Should Know About Minimum Income

A growing number of economic thinkers are saying it could eliminate poverty to a great extent and set the stage for a healthier and more productive society.

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December 24, 2014

More Than 60 Organizations And Agencies Call For Repeal Of New Prostitution Law

More than 60 organizations and agencies from across the country are calling for the non-enforcement and repeal of new prostitution laws that came into force on Saturday.

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December 08, 2014

What Kind Of Woman Won't Report Sexual Assault?

A former crown prosecutor describes what a woman might face if she reports a sexual assault, and why she wouldn't want to report it.

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October 30, 2014

The Insidious Form Of Domestic Violence That No One Talks About

Experts agree that economic abuse, where one partner controls the other's access to finances, plays a pivotal role in trapping women in abusive relationships.

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October 29, 2014

Canada Is The Only UN Member To Reject Landmark Indigenous Rights Document

Canada singled itself out as the only country to raise objections over a landmark United Nations document re-establishing the protection of the rights of indigenous people last week.

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October 03, 2014