Ontario election campaign brings focus on nearly 2 million people living in poverty

Ontario for All is a coalition calling on party leaders to commit to policies and programs that reduce gender, racial and income inequality.

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May 22, 2018
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Indefinite solitary confinement is 'torture,' say civil liberties groups

Courts in Ontario and BC have ruled that so-called administrative segregations violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the feds have taken no action except to appeal the B.C. decision.

Posted:
May 14, 2018
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CTV News

May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

When:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m.: Keynote, plenary, reception
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

This Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change forum will focus on past wins, present campaigns, and future challenges.

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May 14, 2018
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Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change

Ontario town's fire chief told he's too old for the job at age 61

In speaking to CTV Ottawa over the phone, Longtin said his role does not involve fighting active fires.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
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CTV News

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
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Durham Community Legal Clinic

New survey aims to strengthen relationship between city of Hamilton and Indigenous community

The survey is online until the end of June and will be used to help shape a report going to city council on what sorts of actions would help improve community relations.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Real income security in Ontario

A new roadmap calls for transformational change to social assistance and other income supports and challenges whoever forms the next government to take it seriously.
Posted:
May 07, 2018
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

Families sue Ontario long-term care providers over 'disgusting' neglect

The landmark lawsuits target two industry giants: Extendicare and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, which was recently rebranded Sienna Senior Living.

Posted:
May 03, 2018
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CTV News

Windsor Essex Trans Support opens first standalone transgender support centre in Ontario

Two years ago Carver was working out of her car to provide supports for transgender people, now she's part of a standalone, drop-in transgender support centre in Windsor.

Posted:
May 03, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement

For those who are still developing psychologically, the effects of segregation are particularly harmful: CBC News opinion piece.

Posted:
May 01, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)