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The requests come following a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the constitutionally guaranteed right to be tried within a reasonable time.
Canadian citizens cannot be detained under the IRPA; these children became de facto detainees because they were in the care of a parent who was detained and is a foreign national or permanent resident.
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase protection both for survivors and for those at risk of human trafficking.
'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water
Pic Mobert is one of 18 Indigenous communities that got off the federal government's long-term drinking water list last year — a designation for reserves that have had advisories in place for more than a year.
The legislation will get royal assent later in the day and gives the Ontario Energy Board power to end disconnections during cold weather.
Lawyers across Canada have asked for criminal proceedings to be dismissed in more than 800 cases because of unreasonable delay, a Globe and Mail review found.
The program will provide legal education about tenant rights and bylaws to social service providers and community leaders in the Beasley and Riverdale neighbourhoods.
CBC reporter Shannon Martin's rent shot up nearly $1K a month, now she bounces around between family and friends.
"Many of the people I spoke to, English is not their first language," she said. "Their families are sometimes hundreds of kilometres away, so they weren't able to have regular visits with family."