Decriminalize all drugs for personal use, Toronto Public Health recommends in new report

City council should push the federal government to decriminalize the possession of all drugs for personal use while scaling up harm reduction efforts, Toronto Public Health is recommending.

Posted:
July 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Where homeless and vulnerable people can go during a heat wave

Metro Morning's Matt Galloway talks with a street nurse about the heat and how those without a home are coping.

Posted:
July 06, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The CRA makes life more difficult for people with disabilities: André Picard

People with developmental and psychiatric disabilities face much higher rejection rates when applying for the Disability Tax Credit than people with physical disabilities.

Posted:
July 03, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 June 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
June 29, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

The policy has been criticized by student groups as well as by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Posted:
June 28, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canadians with disabilities could be waiting months for money owed by Canada Revenue Agency

Canadians with diabetes who were rejected for the disability tax credit (DTC) last year and who now have been approved may have to wait for up to 30 weeks for their money.

Posted:
June 28, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Steps to Justice now has information on discrimination in healthcare

CLEO has added new legal information to Steps to Justice: Can a doctor or healthcare provider treat me differently for reasons that go against my human rights?

Posted:
June 27, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

The act would establish a model to eliminate accessibility barriers and lead to more consistent accessibility in areas under federal jurisdiction across Canada.

Posted:
June 22, 2018
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Financial Post