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)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 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 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

'The decision broke me,' says naval officer asked to choose between career and son

The single mother says she was called into a meeting with two superior officers, both of them women, in late 2013 and claims she was told she had too many "family issues."

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario doctor's suit claims pattern of fraud at workplace safety board

An Ontario doctor is suing the province's workplace insurance plan and her employer, claiming they conspired to try to force her to change her medical opinion about a worker.

Posted:
June 12, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Bill to ensure Ontario workers can take at least 10 sick days a year without a doctor’s note

Employers will be banned from asking staff for a doctor's note if they take 10 or fewer days a year under legislation proposed to take effect next January.

Posted:
June 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Jail sentence for boss who owed workers $125,000

A Brampton-based employer has been handed a rare 30-day jail sentence for failing to pay 43 employees more than $125,000 in wages, as the Ministry of Labour vows to ramp up enforcement.

Posted:
June 07, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

In Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violence

Supporters say the benefit can ease the economic barriers to escaping abusive situations, while increasing transparency for an issue long treated as private.

Posted:
June 06, 2017
Article source:
The Christian Science Monitor

New accessibility laws should include rules for employment, inclusive buildings, transport

Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for disabled people have identified high unemployment rates, inaccessible buildings and barriers in transportation as some of the key issues that need to be addressed.

Posted:
May 31, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Press

Women's Justice Access Project: Having your back

For many people, navigating the Canadian justice system can be overwhelming, but for some clients at Toronto’s Fred Victor 24-Hour Women’s Drop-in, it can feel hopeless. The Women’s Justice Access Project, a collaborative effort between CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) and 10 community partners, is working to change that by bringing free legal supports to the drop-in.

Posted:
May 30, 2017
Article source:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Ontario Liberals to unveil sweeping labour reforms Tuesday

Premier Kathleen Wynne is set to announce measures including a higher minimum wage, more paid vacation time, greater employee protections and removal of barriers to unionization.

Posted:
May 29, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star