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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Liberals propose overhaul of Divorce Act to put the interests of children first

Bill C-78 also takes steps to address family violence and child poverty. It's the first major revamp of divorce law in more than 20 years.

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May 22, 2018
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Community Legal Clinics and the 2018 Ontario Election

This Hamilton Community Legal Clinic blogpost says the opportunity to ensure that all low-income Ontarians can get the legal help they need must not be lost in this election.

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May 22, 2018
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Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

ACTO's new report: Where Will We Live? Ontario's Affordable Rental Housing Crisis

ACTO has released "Where Will We Live? Ontario's Affordable Rental Housing Crisis," to highlight the lack of affordable rental housing choices for low- and moderate-income households.

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May 22, 2018
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Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

ISAC Media & Policy News: May 18, 2018

The Income Advocacy Centre rounds up the important news about our Ontario election and issues facing low income people. 

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May 18, 2018
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Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Report outlines 'ambitious' housing strategy for Ontario

"An Affordable Housing Plan for Ontario" was created through a partnership between the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario).

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May 17, 2018
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Toronto Star

Stoney Creek Towers rent strikers gird for long haul

Expect rent strikes to continue to pop up as residents grow more disenchanted with the Landlord and Tenant Board, said Kenneth Hale, of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario in Toronto.

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May 16, 2018
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Hamilton Spectator

Delivery driver wants Domino's to pay up after years of making less than minimum wage

Cervantes's Ministry of Labour claim was filed on March 9. More than a month later, he said he was taken off the franchise's work schedule.

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May 15, 2018
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

This answers a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the initiative prevents the transmission of blood-borne illnesses and to withhold it would violate Charter rights.

Posted:
May 15, 2018
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The Globe and Mail

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