Caged in Canada, part 1

While Canada is celebrated as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants languish in jails across the country.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

CCRC's 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

An analysis by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children shows how the 2017 federal budget will affect children and their families.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC)

More federal action needed to restore lost Canadian citizenship rights

A little-known 2006 amendment to the Citizenship Act limits Canadian citizenship to just the first-generation of children born to or adopted by Canadians who live outside Canada.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Nova Scotia tackles racial profiling in stores: 'It's about a societal transformation'

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a free, online training program aimed at preventing racial profiling.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario Government Providing Improved Access to Legal Services

Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Posted:
March 27, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

City of Toronto invites residents to share their views on regulation of short-term accommodation rentals

You're invited to share your views at meetings on March 28 and April 12, and residents can also fill out an online survey to provide their views on the proposed regulations.

Posted:
March 27, 2017
Article source:
City of Toronto

Ontario Government Increasing Minimum Wage to Support Workers and Families

The Ontario Government is increasing the general minimum wage to $11.60 this fall.

Posted:
March 27, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Rent asunder: Landlords using evictions, hikes to circumvent rent control, Toronto tenants say

A growing number of tenants say their landlords are forcing them out to charge higher rent, according to data from Ontario's rental-dispute board.

Posted:
March 27, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

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

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)