In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison

Canada's federal prison service has approved the first transfer of a transgender inmate to an institution based on gender identity rather than physical anatomy, CBC News has learned.

Posted:
July 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Indigenous women receive 'harsher punishments' in prison, ex-inmate tells solitary confinement trial

A woman who spent more than 1,100 days in solitary confinement, including one stretch lasting more than two years – says Indigenous prisoners were treated worse than non-Indigenous inmates.

Posted:
July 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Inmate died in solitary confinement after confrontation with prison officers: coroner's report

A 30-year-old Ontario man suffered at least 50 injuries before dying in a provincial solitary confinement cell last December, the culmination of an hours-long confrontation with prison officers.

Posted:
July 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

What you should know about online used-car sales scams

In most scams involving a mysterious overseas buyer and their shipping agent, you'll likely be left waiting for the shipper to come in – after you hand over your own cash, says this columnist.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Come to the public hearing. Send a letter. Fight for $15 and Fairness

ISAC is asking you to support the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign by attending the hearings tomorrow and by writing to the Standing Committee holding the hearings.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario unveils blueprint to reform troubled group and foster care

Provincial residential care reforms aim to give children and youth the right services at the right time as close to home as possible.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Changes to bail in Canada make it fairer for those with low income: Reasonable Doubt

It came as welcome news to criminal defence lawyers across the country when the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in R v Antic last month, says this columnist.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
NOW

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 July 2017

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

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Province Plans Further Clampdown on Pay Day Loans, Government Cheque Cashers, and Rent-to-Owns

Proposed changes to the Payday Loans Act and the Consumer Protection Act have been posted to the provincial regulatory website and are open for comment until August 21, 2017.

Posted:
July 19, 2017
Article source:
The Public Record

Development of a Racialized Communities Strategy Consultation Paper

LAO's consultation paper serves as a starting point for discussions about how to enhance legal aid services for racialized communities.

Posted:
July 19, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario