How Toronto police officers are trained to 'de-escalate' active situations

During training, police officers "... discuss and look at real-time scenarios, they talk to people that are mental health professionals, professionals that deal with people in crisis."

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April 26, 2018

Father of son with autism calls Canada's new immigration policy a 'blessing for all of us'

But the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and the Migrant Workers Alliance said the government should have eliminated the law altogether.

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April 19, 2018

Accessibility advocates express cautious optimism about Ontario budget

Accessibility advocates have commented about measures in Ontario's budget that fund programs for developmentally disabled people, enhance social assistance, and boost mental health support.

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April 03, 2018

Why telling a U.S. border guard you've smoked pot could be dangerous, even once it's legalized

An American immigration lawyer says more Canadians could be banned for life from the U.S. if they admit to smoking pot, even after pot becomes legal in Canada.

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March 21, 2018

Canadian government to investigate whether Facebook violated privacy act

In response to the allegations involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the privacy commissioner says they're investigatiing "unauthorized access and use of Facebook user profiles."

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March 21, 2018

Law student advocates for better relations between police and sex assault victims

Ava Williams was the subject of the Globe and Mail's investigative series, Unfounded, and she has began speaking to students across the country about her experience.

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March 15, 2018

Refugee judge accused of 'incompetence' in Global News investigation, 'no longer an employee of the IRB'

"Ms. [Natalka] Cassano is no longer an employee of the IRB," said a statement from IRB spokesperson Anna Pape. "As this is a private matter, we will not comment further."

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March 09, 2018

London community rallies around cancer survivor hit with fine for offering patients at-cost rides to hospital

Jeff Schlemmer, head of Neighbourhood Legal Services, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the cost of the fine.

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March 01, 2018

Former tenants protest 'move out' fees charged by Kingston landlord

The fees include $250 for carpet cleaning, as well as a number of other "punitive" charges, such as $90 to install light bulbs and $50 for failing to change stove-top drip pans.

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February 28, 2018

Ontario government bans door-to-door sales, but there are some exceptions

Telecos, home maintenance services, and charities are not affected by the new legislation.

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February 28, 2018

GE Peterborough occupational health claims review more than half complete: WSIB

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) continues to review more than 300 illness claims by former General Electric (GE) workers and their families.

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February 27, 2018

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