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)

Delays in implementation of Rental Fairness Act anything but fair, critics say

The law was passed in mid-May and achieved royal assent on May 30, but portions of it have yet to be implemented, a situation affecting tenants all over the city. 

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Safe Streets Act to be challenged in court

The law was created in 1999 to curtail a rise in aggressive panhandling, but it discriminates against people with mental health and addiction issues, say its critics.

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

June 28: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Brantford

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: The Brantford Labour Cetre, 1100 Clarence Street S, Brantford N3S 7N8

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period. 

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays

The Senate committee's recent report on trial delays uses a simplistic and unconstitutional bullet when it comes to stays, says this opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Global News

Ottawa police make arrest in sex-assault case dismissed as unfounded 18 years ago

Ottawa police have made an arrest in a previously closed rape investigation highlighted as part of a Globe and Mail probe into sex-assault complaints that are dismissed by police as unfounded.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

What many Canadians may not realize is that the federal bill won't apply to any of the more than 25,000 people who are held in jails operated by the provinces and territories.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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)