How racist are we, really? The case for quantifying systemic bias

It's tough to tackle systemic racism when the people you're talking to are outraged when you suggest it's an issue, says Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner at Ontario's Human Rights Commission.

Posted:
April 28, 2016
Article source:
Global News

Workplace violence against health-care workers under-reported, largely ignored

Nursing professionals in Canada say nurses on this side of the border face the same dangers on the job as those described in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Posted:
April 28, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Kathleen Wynne to release Andrew Loku SIU report in 'coming days'

The premier says she is committed to releasing SIU report into the police shooting death of the 45-year-old South Sudanese immigrant.

Posted:
April 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Court approves $36M for ex-residents in class action against Ontario institutions

An Ontario court has approved a $36-million compensation deal for people mistreated at 12 now-closed institutions for adults with developmental challenges.

Posted:
April 27, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'What does a criminal look like?' Councillor files complaint over police stop

Coun. Matthew Green said Wednesday morning being questioned by Hamilton Police while waiting for the bus on Tuesday left him feeling frustrated, embarrassed, and angry.

Posted:
April 27, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario government streamlines free dental care for low-income kids

The $100-million-a-year initiative is expected to offer free dental checkups, cleanings, fillings, X-rays, and urgent oral health services for about 460,000 children.

Posted:
April 27, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Lesson for a Prince: What happens when you die without a will?

In a look at what might happen to the estate of a person who dies without a will, this CTV News article references CLEO's publication, Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse.

Posted:
April 27, 2016
Article source:
CTV News

Tribunal orders federal government to ensure services for Aboriginal kids

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's decision "will immediately impact, for the better, the lives of literally hundreds and thousands of kids": Cindy Blackstock, First Nations Family and Caring Society.

Posted:
April 27, 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)

Overtime exploitation: One man's claims of a 100-hour work week, and no overtime pay

Labour lawyer Fay Faraday says employers have been lobbying governments for more flexibility in the work force for years, and as a result, more workers are now vulnerable to exploitation.

Posted:
April 26, 2016
Article source:
Global News