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

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