Forced marriage in Canada 'more prevalent' than thought: ex-child bride

In September 2013, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario released a report that counted 219 confirmed or suspected cases of forced marriage in Ontario and Quebec from 2010 to 2012.

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 23 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Woman demanding white doctor 'not an isolated incident,' says OMA's president-elect

A woman who demanded that a "white doctor" treat her son at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga is part of a bigger problem, according to the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Liberals set 15-day limit on solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The federal government is imposing a cap of 15 days on holding prisoners in solitary confinement, but some say the move is not enough to meet the international bar for human rights.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Report submitted to federal government highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

The Human Rights Watch submission to the federal government focuses on police treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Today, trans Canadians celebrate Bill C-16. Tomorrow, the work begins for us all

The passage of Bill C-16 adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code.

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

'The decision broke me,' says naval officer asked to choose between career and son

The single mother says she was called into a meeting with two superior officers, both of them women, in late 2013 and claims she was told she had too many "family issues."

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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.

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
Global News

Students Should Be Free From Religious Coercion

Some students will have the right to opt of out of religious prayers and programming, based on their right to be free from discrimination on the ground of creed.

Posted:
June 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)