ISAC's Media & Policy News: 26 August 2016

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

Posted:
August 26, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

August 30: Helping your clients find good legal information, Peterborough

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Where: Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, Peterborough

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

Posted:
August 26, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Federal spies suddenly intercepting 26 times more Canadian phone calls and communications

Interception of Canadians' private communications by the federal electronic spy agency increased 26-fold last year, for reasons authorities won't fully explain.

Posted:
August 25, 2016
Article source:
National Post

Quebec to Ottawa: Consider criminalizing cellphone use while driving

Quebec is asking the federal government to examine the possibility of criminalizing the use of cellphones while driving.

Posted:
August 25, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canadian doctors divided over details of legal marijuana

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the country's doctors have a lot of concerns about the nitty-gritty of the law and how it will impact their practice, and patients.

Posted:
August 25, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

RCMP allows female members to wear hijabs

Female members of the RCMP are now allowed to wear a hijab head scarf as part of their uniform, as the Mounties look to encourage more Muslim women to join their ranks.

Posted:
August 25, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Legal clinic's future in city uncertain

The North Shore Legal Clinic has provided legal advice to citizens from Iron Bridge to Massey, including the two First Nations, for more than 20 years. This service is now in danger of disappearing.

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
Elliot Lake Standard

Scarcity and Justice

How can justice procedures connected with housing, separation, employment, consumer protection, land use, violence against persons, be designed for people in scarcity situations?

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
Slaw

What Your Landlord CANNOT Get Away With in Mississauga

Even if an injured party renting an unregulated bedroom in a family home isn't entitled to support from the Residential Tenancies Act, they are protected by the provincial Human Rights Code.

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
insauga.com

Province must fix 'deeply flawed' system to help people with developmental disabilities, ombudsman says

In his long-awaited report, Paul Dubé said he found "a fragmented, overly complicated system of service agencies and funding programs, and a baffling lack of flexibility from officials at the top."

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star