Hamilton's Community Legal Clinics have produced two public service message videos on the need to create a fair system for determining social assistance rates and encourage people to ask their MPP to support the creation of the Social Assistance Rates Board.
The Racial Justice Review presents a snapshot of federal policies, programs, and initiatives that have affected Ontario racialized communities over the last two federal governments' terms of office.
This article in the Toronto Star describes the work of the group No One Is Illegal campaign and their focus in this election campaign.
The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto has set up a web site with information about voting, how the government is organized, and the issues in this election.
In a four-part series, Sun Media looks at Canada's hidden trade in people and its failure to live up to its international obligations on human trafficking to prosecute human traffickers and help victims.
A Toronto Star article says that the option of licensing Toronto landlords as a way to tackle the problem of poorly maintained buildings will go before the mayor's powerful executive committee in November.
Citing disturbing census data on high child and family poverty rates in major Canadian cities, the national antipoverty coalition Campaign 2000 has urged all federal party leaders to commit to a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Canada.
A new publication is designed to help people engage with their local candidates around critical public policy issues in the federal election being held on October 14, 2008.
The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International, and the Canadian Council of Churches are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to determine whether the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement is unconstitutional and violates refugees' rights.
Legal Aid Ontario's Board of Directors has announced that Barbara Jackman has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award for her commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession and her tireless advocacy of justice for the most vulnerable in our society.