Mother fears Canadian government could force her family to leave due to son's disability

A university professor who moved to Canada fears her family could be forced to leave because of her son's disability if the government doesn't change a "discriminatory" immigration policy.

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February 15, 2018

Lawyers allege 'sexist,' 'aggressive' behaviour by powerful immigration, refugee judges

Immigration lawyers say most judges at the IRB conduct themselves professionally, but the behaviour of some questions whether immigrants and refugees are receiving fair and impartial hearings.

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January 29, 2018

Ontario landlords want right to ban pot in rental units despite tenant laws

Landlords have the right to include stipulations banning tobacco smoke when drafting a lease but if they do not, a tenant can smoke in their own unit.

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January 22, 2018

Ontario to end solitary confinement of inmates with mental illness

Inmates with mental health disabilities will no longer be placed in solitary confinement barring exceptional circumstances under an agreement announced Thursday.

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January 18, 2018

The CRA makes it so hard to get the disability tax credit, many don't even try

Only 40 per cent of the more than 1.8 million people who live with severe disability in Canada use the federal disability tax credit (DTC).

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January 17, 2018

6,000 Canadians would be covered by gay pardon decision

Over 6,000 people are still in Canadian police databases because they were convicted of the now-extinct crimes of gross indecency and buggery, RCMP data shows.

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January 16, 2018

If your guests drive home drunk, are you legally liable?

After a party you host, a guest gets into their car and drives home while under the influence. Can you be held legally responsible if they or others are hurt in an accident?

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December 22, 2017

CBSA to use GPS, check-ins to track immigration detainees instead of imprisoning them

In the 2015-16 fiscal year, nearly 6,600 people were held in immigration detention, including 200 minors.

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December 22, 2017

Port Hope homeowners in the dark about dangerously high levels of lead on their property

The problem surfaced when government contractors were sent to clean up radioactive waste from Eldorado Nuclear Ltd., a former crown corporation.

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November 29, 2017

Proposed rules aim to address 'competing interests' for short-term rentals in Toronto

Potential rules for licensing short-term rentals in Toronto were finally put to paper after city staff released new recommendations on Wednesday.

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November 09, 2017

Hydro: Ontario permanently bans winter disconnection from electricity

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has permanently banned utility companies from disconnecting residential customers for non-payment between Nov. 15 and April 30 of the following year.

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November 03, 2017

Town of Lindsay chosen to host basic income pilot program

Town of Lindsay residents wishing to take part should email basicincome@ontario.ca or call 1-844-217-4516.

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October 12, 2017

Ontario invests $18M in 45 projects to help end human trafficking

The Ontario government has announced funding for 45 projects to help end human trafficking and support survivors.

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October 02, 2017

Ontario introducing tough new laws, stiffer penalties for drug-impaired drivers

Ontario plans to introduce new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July.

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September 18, 2017

Immigration Canada 'breaking the law,' when denying some disabled applicants, say legal experts

Families looking to become Canadian permanent residents are being unfairly rejected by immigration officials, and in some cases the federal government may be breaking the law.

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August 29, 2017

Hate crime in Canada: do our laws allow a white nationalist rally?

You can be jailed for promoting hate speech that targets a group, such as handing out a pamphlet with Neo-Nazi literature, but several conditions must be met.

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August 15, 2017

Ontario privacy commission says province overcharged group

Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Alliance says it tried to get the access to information fee waived and says the government enlisted five lawyers in its fight to uphold the pricey charge.

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August 01, 2017

What Sears Canada's case says about how safe your retirement benefits are

The company has said it was planning to let go 2,900 of its 17,000 employees and would not be able to pay for severance packages due to cash constraints.

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July 10, 2017

Ontario privacy watchdog criticizes secrecy about facilities that provide assisted dying

The privacy commissioner asked the provincial government to make information identifying publicly funded facilities that provide medically assisted deaths available to members of the public.

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June 22, 2017

Justin Trudeau: legislation, apology, coming for past wrongs against LGBTQ community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to introduce legislation by the end of year which will erase the convictions of those who were punished in Canada for sexual activity with a same-sex partner.

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June 15, 2017