North Bay grandparents sued for child support

Family lawyer John Schuman says the case could set a precedent because of the expanding rights of grandparents in custody matters and the grey area that currently exists.

Posted:
December 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Woodstock police say they have finished their investigation into how they handle reports of sexual assault and are making changes that include trauma-informed policing

Woodstock police announced this week they will be modifying the way they investigate sexual assaults reported to them following a nationwide call for change.

Posted:
December 14, 2017
Article source:
Woodstock Sentinel-Review

Thunder Bay Group claims injured workers' compensation system flawed

Members of the Thunder Bay Injured Workers Support Group sang altered Christmas Carols outside the office of MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North as part of a campaign for fair workers' compensation.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
The Chronicle Journal

Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo

Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal argues that the team name and logo are racist and discriminatory, and using them in baseball games contravenes human rights codes.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Supreme Court is right to protect privacy of text messages: Editorial

The Supreme Court of Canada was right to rule that text messages are the equivalent of a phone conversation or a meeting held behind closed doors: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

No movement on scrapping surcharge

The surcharges were made mandatory in the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act, enacted in 2013 by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

CRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics

Liberal MP Kamal Khera, the parliamentary secretary for the minister of national revenue, said the government is sorry for the confusion.

Posted:
December 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 14: Community Forum on Income Security

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Where: St. Stephen's Community House, 91 Bellevue Ave., Toronto M5T 2N8

This forum features speakers from Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Services (KBCLS), Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC), and the ODSP Action Coalition, followed by open discussion.

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
St. Stephen's Community House

All adult children in parental care to be eligible for child support

Ontario is tweaking its proposed amendment to provincial child support legislation so any adult child — not just those who are ill, disabled or still in school — is eligible, the Star has learned.

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)