ParaTranspo service extended to riders with developmental disabilities, mental heath issues

Riders with development disabilities or mental health issues will be able to sign up for Ottawa's ParaTranspo door-to-door rides after council approved changes to the way the system operates.

Posted:
July 18, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 July 2016

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

 

Posted:
July 15, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

The July 2016 issue of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include police checks, Aboriginal Day as a stat holiday, privatizing court services, social assistance bill, Canada's position on UN declaration, and internet access as a basic human right.

Posted:
July 14, 2016
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

TCHC residents lose free access to lobby cameras

TCHC apartment tenants can no longer access their building's televised "lobby channel" — what some claim is a vital security feature — unless they purchase a Rogers cable subscription.

Posted:
July 12, 2016
Article source:
Metro

Encryption actually protects law-abiding Canadians

We need to realize that encrypting data is not about foiling police, it's about ensuring the safety of the public: Dr. Brenda McPhail, Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Posted:
July 11, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

CNE reverses decision to make people with disabilities pay admission

Instead, it will hold public consultations this fall about its admissions policy for people with disabilities, and make a decision in the future.

Posted:
July 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario Government Modernizing Auto Insurance System to Protect Ride-Sharing Consumers

The government has approved a regulatory change under the Insurance Act to allow commercial fleet insurance to be offered for vehicles that can be hired through an online application.

Posted:
July 08, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

How a Canada Post lockout will affect you

Canada Post has given 72-hours' notice that employees will be locked out as of Friday. That doesn't mean all mail will stop being delivered, just most of it.

Posted:
July 07, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Payday loan borrowers in line for share of $10M class action

Ontarians who took out payday loans from the now-defunct Cash Store or Instaloans can file claims to recover fees and interest.

Posted:
July 06, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada's privacy law 'ill-suited' to 21st century, watchdog warns Trudeau

Canada's privacy watchdog tells Justin Trudeau that federal privacy law is badly out of date, hasn't kept up with technology.

Posted:
June 24, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star