ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes: Lawyers Fighting Back

The author outlines options available to assist clients and community in combatting racism, xenophobia, and hatred on the rise in the current political climate. 

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Police warn about dating apps after disappearances in Church-Wellesley area

Police are urging people to get to know the person they're connecting with as well as possible, including asking for photos and social media profiles or speaking on the phone before meeting.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Metro

Ontario Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Access Affordable Housing

Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking will now have access to a subsidy, or portable housing benefit, that will provide faster access to housing.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

December 18: Violence Against Older Women

When: Monday, December 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre, meeting room, 700 River Street, Thunder Bay P7A 3S6

Some of the topics to be covered: What is elder abuse? Recognizing unhealthy relationships, what to do if you suspect abuse, supporting women whether they stay in abusive relationships or not.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ontario will limit its prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases

Ontario's Crown attorneys will not prosecute cases of HIV-positive individuals who do not disclose if they meet specific conditions including treatment, suppressed viral load, and safe sex practices.

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Making police accountable long overdue

Paul Dubé, ombudsman of Ontario, says in this article that, as substantial as it is, the Safer Ontario Act, 2017 is just as remarkable for what's not in it. 

 

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

What to do about sexual harassment in the workplace: Reasonable Doubt

One study suggests that more than of adult women in Canada have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

Posted:
November 29, 2017
Article source:
NOW

'Historical injustice': Liberals to expunge criminal records for homosexual offences

Bill C-66 also allows for spouses, parents, siblings, children, or legal representatives to apply for record expungement on behalf of deceased persons.

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

Toronto cops recorded mocking woman with Down syndrome plead guilty to misconduct

Two police officers captured on their cruiser's dash camera mocking a woman with Down syndrome pleaded guilty to professional misconduct Tuesday, both apologizing for their behaviour.

Posted:
November 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star