ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

'Ridiculously out of reach' hydro bills have rural Ontarians turning to churches for help

The pastor at the First Baptist Church in Wallaceburg, Ont., spoke with As It Happens host Carol Off about the desperate measures people are taking in his community to try to cover their costs.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: April & May 2017, weekday afternoons

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto M5J 2H7

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in April and May 2017.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Privacy commissioner investigating Canada Border Services Agency over electronic media searches

This relates to concerns about whether U.S. border guards are not just searching devices, but also downloading their contents for later examination and even cloning and mirroring the devices.

Posted:
March 16, 2017
Article source:
National Post

March 27: Free event on the law of cybersecurity

When: Monday, March 27, 2017, 7 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library, S. Walter Stewart Branch, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York, ON

This talk will focus on some of the most common cyber threats out there and what steps average Canadians can take to avoid being a target of hackers.

Posted:
March 14, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Vulnerable Ontarians to see significant reductions in their electricity bills

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomes the 25 per cent reduction in electricity costs for households and even bigger reductions for low-income, northern, and rural households.

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 3 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Premier Kathleen Wynne to cut hydro rates by 25 per cent

Most of the reduction will come from the Ontario government stretching out the costs of electricity generation contracts. The savings impact should be immediate. 

Posted:
March 01, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New Steps to Justice Website Gives Step-by-Step Legal Information

This is a guest post on the Toronto Public Library Blog about the new CLEO website, Steps to Justice.

Posted:
February 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 February 2017

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

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)