Ontario employers should end gender-specific dress codes: report

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has issued a report on dress codes calling for an end to clothing requirements that discriminate against female and transgender workers.

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March 08, 2017

Reforms have compounded pressures on Canada's criminal justice system: memo

The Liberals have initiated a comprehensive review of penalties and sentencing brought in by the previous federal government.

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December 13, 2016

CPP changes won't leave out women: Jean-Yves Duclos

The minister says the Liberals understand concerns about the wording of what's known as the CPP dropout clause and plan to push for provincial agreement on new wording to the clause next month.

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November 29, 2016

New immigration rules make it easier for Americans to work and stay in Canada

Americans are likelier to speak English and have a degree than people from some other countries, and they're part of NAFTA, all of which favour them.

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November 21, 2016

Crisis pregnancy centres mislead women, report says

A study by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada argues the hundreds of crisis pregnancy centres in Canada offer misleading online advertising that bills them as something they're not.

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June 13, 2016

Will Canadian doctors grant assisted death without a new law?

Canadian doctors and nurses are going to find themselves in a "very difficult situation" come June 6 if the government doesn't pass a new law on assisted dying: CMA vice president.

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May 24, 2016

'We are loan sharks': Why one woman's leaving the payday loan business

Part of an occasional series on poverty issues, this Global News article looks at payday lending.

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May 12, 2016

Ontario won't commit to ending use of mental illness as a reason for solitary confinement

Officers in Ontario's jails and the people signing off on their decisions are breaking the province's own rules on who can be placed in solitary confinement and the care of inmates with mental illness.

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May 10, 2016

How racist are we, really? The case for quantifying systemic bias

It's tough to tackle systemic racism when the people you're talking to are outraged when you suggest it's an issue, says Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner at Ontario's Human Rights Commission.

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April 28, 2016

Overtime exploitation: One man's claims of a 100-hour work week, and no overtime pay

Labour lawyer Fay Faraday says employers have been lobbying governments for more flexibility in the work force for years, and as a result, more workers are now vulnerable to exploitation.

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April 26, 2016

Assisted death bill could land feds in court all over again

The people who spent years fighting for the right to get a doctor's help dying say Bill C-14 doesn't comply with the Supreme Court's Carter ruling.

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April 22, 2016

Can building a bank save Canada Post? Unions get behind postal banking

"Postal banks are an alternative to payday lenders, providing basic financial services to the millions of people currently excluded from access to Canada's big banks."

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April 07, 2016

Detained abroad: Are Canadians' human rights protected?

There are currently 1,457 Canadian citizens imprisoned around the world, but there is no specific legislation in place to protect their rights in a consistent and uniform way.

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March 18, 2016

Board of Health report urges implementation of safe-injection sites in Toronto

If approved, Toronto will join cities such as Ottawa and Montreal that are moving toward setting up these sites. At present, there are only two safe-injection sites in Canada, both in Vancouver.

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March 14, 2016

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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March 01, 2016

Jian Ghomeshi's trial highlights need for deep legal reform: lawyers

Toronto lawyer David Butt and METRAC legal director Tamar Witelson say the trial has turned a spotlight on how the legal system handles sexual assault cases.

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February 12, 2016

Federally run homeless count facing data gaps as big cities opt out

Some of Canada's biggest cities have opted out of a federally run count of homeless people, resulting in what some experts predict will be an incomplete picture of the national poverty problem.

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January 12, 2016

Where in Canada can you get an abortion? It's secret — for security reasons

The prospect of violence and harassment is real enough to deter women, and even health practitioners, from speaking about, seeking out, or providing abortions.

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December 10, 2015

No, Canada doesn't spend more on refugees than on pensioners

The meme, infographic, status update, chain email you received is false. It was debunked years ago but continues to be circulated.

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November 23, 2015

Here's how refugees are screened before arriving in Canada

Here's a look at how the process usually unfolds, and how the government might be able to bring people over halfway through, then complete the screenings on Canadian soil.

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November 19, 2015