June 28: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Brantford

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: The Brantford Labour Cetre, 1100 Clarence Street S, Brantford N3S 7N8

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period. 

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays

The Senate committee's recent report on trial delays uses a simplistic and unconstitutional bullet when it comes to stays, says this opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario privacy watchdog criticizes secrecy about facilities that provide assisted dying

The privacy commissioner asked the provincial government to make information identifying publicly funded facilities that provide medically assisted deaths available to members of the public.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Global News

Ottawa police make arrest in sex-assault case dismissed as unfounded 18 years ago

Ottawa police have made an arrest in a previously closed rape investigation highlighted as part of a Globe and Mail probe into sex-assault complaints that are dismissed by police as unfounded.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Legal Aid Ontario offers funding to Ottawa community organization to support Black youth

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing $100,000 of funding to a project headed by an Ottawa-based organization to provide services to Black students facing suspension or expulsion hearings.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

What many Canadians may not realize is that the federal bill won't apply to any of the more than 25,000 people who are held in jails operated by the provinces and territories.

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

Woman demanding white doctor 'not an isolated incident,' says OMA's president-elect

A woman who demanded that a "white doctor" treat her son at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga is part of a bigger problem, according to the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association.

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

Toronto tenants left in the dark on fire inspections

After a long struggle to obtain information about a fire inspection in his building, a Toronto tenant is calling for more transparency.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New legal hotline a lifeline for Ontario's low-income Chinese and Southeast Asians

A new toll-free hotline operated by the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) went live Sunday, providing free legal consultations in five different languages for non-English speakers.

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

Liberals set 15-day limit on solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The federal government is imposing a cap of 15 days on holding prisoners in solitary confinement, but some say the move is not enough to meet the international bar for human rights.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)