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)

Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws: Opinion

Modernizing these laws is a fundamental issue of racial justice and equity for Ontarians. And our economy prospers when more workers have access to decent jobs and make decent incomes.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Miners shine spotlight on broken WSIB system

Approximately 10,000 in Ontario were exposed to neurotoxic aluminum dust clouds at the start of every work shift, on the unproven theory that inhaled aluminum would prevent silicosis.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Budget provides some relief for precarious workers

The Liberal government has proposed a ban on most forms of unpaid internships and has pledged $13 million to crack down on wage theft.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Why a family of 6 in Oakville is living on $36K a year

Maryth Yachnin, a lawyer with the Industrial Accident Victims Group (IAVGO) in Toronto, calls many of the WSIB decisions "unjustified and completely unfair" to workers.

Posted:
March 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 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 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Trump immigration policies kill work visas for specialized Canadian nurses

Advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists have been told they no longer qualify for professional visas.

Posted:
March 16, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Study urges Liberals to overhaul parental leave benefit

A new study says the Liberal government should rethink federal parental benefits and overhaul a system that is leaving out too many families and women.

Posted:
March 15, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Bosses who broke law haven't learned their lesson, labour ministry blitz finds

The government should crack down on companies who simply shutter and open up under a new name to avoid paying workers wages owed, says John No, Parkdale Community Legal Services.

Posted:
March 15, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star