Canada's prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules

While the proposals don't come close to satisfying long-standing demands placed on the agency by watchdogs and prisoner-rights groups, they would significantly alter segregation methods.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario allowing employers to fire workers without cause

Most precarious, low-income employees are not unionized and most cannot afford to take legal action against an employer, says Parkdale Community Legal Services' Mary Gellatly.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Final report of the Changing Workplaces Review released

The report recommends changes to both labour relations and employment standards, including the creation of a new "Workplace Rights Act", consolidating the ESA, LRA, and OHSA.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Calgary begins Canada's first external audit of sexual-assault case files

The initiative will involve representatives of local sex-assault centres, medical staff, and an official with Alberta's Ministry of the Status of Women.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 69 per cent of police-reported cases nationally in 2015.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Sexual-assault education now required for new Ontario judges

A recently updated Ontario Court of Justice plan specifies that an education program for newly appointed judges is now mandatory.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario Government Expands Rent Control to All Private Rental Units

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

As of January 1, 2017, the maximum cost of borrowing a payday loan has gone down

As of January 1, 2017, the maximum cost of borrowing a payday loan has gone down to $18 for every $100 that you borrow.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Charline Grant Settles Human Rights Case with York Region District School Board

After a long struggle, Charline Grant has received a full apology from the school board and assurances of concrete steps to stamp out racism at the Board.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting, and many families have lost faith in the inquiry.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current