Cap-and-Trade: Protecting low-income communities

Press Release from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) - The provincial government’s Climate Change action Plan and new cap-and-trade program aim to reduce greenhouses gases, address the impacts of climate change, and move Ontario to a lower-carbon economy. But it could also have unwanted impacts on low-income households and communities.

Posted:
June 10, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ARCH Press Release - Amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the AODA A Step Backward

Yesterday, the Liberal Government announced their amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  These amendments did not improve accessibility for persons with disabilities – it weakened them.

Posted:
June 08, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

'We are loan sharks': Why one woman's leaving the payday loan business

Part of an occasional series on poverty issues, this Global News article looks at payday lending.

Posted:
May 12, 2016
Article source:
Global News

June 15: Street Law Smarts Training

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m., starts at 10 a.m. sharp)

Place: Artscape Youngplace, Lower Level, 180 Shaw Street (near Queen West and Ossington Streets), Toronto

Cost: FREE…and so is the hearty vegetarian lunch provided on site

This training is to provide relevant legal education and practice in advocacy for community professionals working with homeless and street involved youth ages 16-24.

Posted:
May 12, 2016
Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth

Judy Foote 'not ruling out anything' in Canada Post review

The independent panel could examine whether Canada Post should get back into the banking business, improving services in remote areas and undermining payday lending.

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Reasonable Doubt: Why cuts to insurance benefits are a social justice issue

Everyone wants lower car insurance premiums, but the cost, less meaningful treatment and benefits for injured people, is too high, says the writer of this column in NOW Magazine.

 

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Ban some door-to-door sales, Toronto city council asks province

The vote follows the introduction of a private member's bill at Queen's Park, which calls on the province to enact the ban before the Legislature rises for its summer recess.

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Six Countries that Believe Access to the Internet is a Basic Human Right

Is access to the Internet a Basic Human Right? Some countries have already decided that it is. There may be lessons for Canada in the approach these countries have taken.

Posted:
May 03, 2016
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Bill to ban some door-to-door sales tabled at Queen's Park

The bill, Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016, calls for the banning of door-to-door sales, leasing, or rental of air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, and water treatment devices.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Payday lenders draw more scrutiny as weak economy spurs fear of gouging

New Brunswick and Ontario are reviewing regulations on payday lending. Parts of British Columbia have either banned new payday lenders or placed severe restrictions on store openings.

Posted:
April 26, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)