Is Ontario failing adults with developmental disabilities?

Some Ontarians with developmental disabilities wait decades for residential placements, so families are calling for change — and taking the province to court.

Posted:
November 14, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

The women would be told that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or cauterized, or that "they could not see their baby until they agreed."

Posted:
November 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, who tabled the bill, says the Juries Act needs reform because it excludes too many people from the jury pool. 

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Ontario Basic Income Cancellation Births A Movement In Thunder Bay

Now, a couple dozen locals meet weekly to talk about solutions to poverty and plan demonstrations. They call their group Disrupt.

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

Four ways a former crown ward would change Canada's child welfare system

This is an episode from the CBC's point-of-view documentary series. It includes links to the article as well as the documentary.

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How a Canadian law meant to protect sex workers is making it harder for them to stay safe

A majority of respondents in the Vancouver study said the PCEPA didn’t improve their working conditions, while over a quarter reported negative changes.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

'Why not me?': People with disabilities in Thunder Bay voice concerns about accessibility act

The height of hotel beds, placement of automatic door buttons, and the little step-up in doorways were issues raised at public hearings into AODA in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

Canada's banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients' banking records without consent.

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

What you need to know about the new Police Record Checks Reform Act

On November 1, the Police Records Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) came into force. The new Act standardizes most police record checks in Ontario.

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Canada and United States not facing asylum seeker crisis: UNHCR official

Canada's recent spike in irregular migrants is nothing compared to the millions of refugees who pour every year into much poorer countries, according to the UNHCR official.

Posted:
November 08, 2018
Article source:
CTV News