ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

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

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Compensation exemption levels raised for Ontario Works, ODSP recipients

Recipients of OW or ODSP payments can now keep more of their government payments following any compensation awards they receive, the province has announced.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Windsor Star

In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

"We were used like guinea pigs," retired miner says of exposure to toxic powder meant to protect their lungs.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New and Revised CLEO Publications - August 15, 2017

CLEO announces that new or updated resources are available in three topic areas, Abuse and Family Violence, Employment and Work, and Housing Law. 

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation if They Complain

"This program is a form of apartheid," said Chris Ramsaroop, an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers, a labor rights organization based in Ontario.

Posted:
August 14, 2017
Article source:
New York Times

The hypocrisy of opposing a minimum wage hike: Coren

We never hear that bonuses added to already astronomical executive salaries will lead to inflation or the need to reduce the number of bosses, says the writer of this opinion piece.

Posted:
August 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

The economic case for a higher minimum wage: Editorial

The arguments against the $15 minimum wage don't hold up — and the choice between social and economic ends is a false one, says this Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
August 02, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

La Chronique juridique - L'édition Été 2017

Topics in the summer issue of La Chronique juridique include (in French only) changes to tenants' and landlords' rights, energy contracts, basic income pilot project, and LAO eligibility.

Posted:
July 28, 2017
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

'Tremendous injustice' as migrant workers sent back to Jamaica

So why are Waldin Simpson and another man being sent home early? Simpson says they're being singled out for complaining about problems with their paycheques.

Posted:
July 27, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)