Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Financial Post

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 15, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

Advocates say the judgment means anyone experiencing discriminatio because of rules or requirements in federal laws will have to argue a Charter challenge to the law in court.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How should cities decide where to locate safe-injection sites?

London, Ont. wants to open a supervised drug-use facility in an apartment building where drugs are rife — but residents are feeling left out of the process.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Arabic counselling program to end after 2 successful years

A counselling agency in Kitchener-Waterloo has been unable to find funding for a third year, the executive director says.

Posted:
June 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

HIV lawyers help fight stigma

Even though HIV is now a chronic, manageable disease, "What is still the hallmark of an HIV diagnosis is the very real stigma and accompanying discrimination,": Ryan Peck, HALCO Executive Director.

Posted:
June 11, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

New Federal Accessibility Legislation on the Horizon

Legislation meant to increase accessibility and remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating in society is expected to be introduced in the House of Commons this month.

Posted:
June 08, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre