The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) Releases Paper on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Women and Girls

The paper calls for increased research and funding to better understand the domestic and international sex trafficking of Indigenous women and girls in Ontario and beyond.

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February 12, 2016
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Ontario Native Women's Association

Ontario government to unveil strategy to tackle human trafficking

While the strategy will not focus solely on indigenous women, the province acknowledges that the exploitation "overwhelmingly" affects indigenous women.

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February 12, 2016
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The Globe and Mail

Toronto program teaching teens what healthy love means this Valentine's Day

More than just a lesson about sexual consent, the sessions allow participants to understand their emotions and how to control them, said METRAC's program director Andrea Gunraj.

Posted:
February 12, 2016
Article source:
Metro

Jian Ghomeshi's trial highlights need for deep legal reform: lawyers

Toronto lawyer David Butt and METRAC legal director Tamar Witelson say the trial has turned a spotlight on how the legal system handles sexual assault cases.

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February 12, 2016
Article source:
Global News

Federal proposals on unpaid internships 'galling,' advocates say

If implemented, the changes would allow for four-month unpaid internships in federally-regulated sectors like banking and telecommunications.

Posted:
February 12, 2016
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Toronto Star

Ghomeshi trial: Did the police do their job?

If there was information that could be used to undermine the complainants' statements in this trial, someone should have thoroughly explored that far in advance of the trial: author.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Digital divide: Is high-speed internet access a luxury or a right?

The Affordable Access Coalition, made up of public policy, consumer advocate, and anti-poverty organizations, is asking the CRTC to subsidize internet access for low-income and rural Canadians.

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February 11, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canada's Record on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: ISAC Submission to UN Committee

The ISAC has made a submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Canada's implementation of its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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February 11, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

First Nation students suffering from PTSD, school nurse tells inquest

Many First Nation teenagers who leave home to come to Thunder Bay, Ont., for high school are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a high school nurse in the city.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Former Huronia residents join speakers' series to educate others on horrors endured

Marie Slark was institutionalized at the Huronia facility at age 7 and lived there until she was 21. Patricia Seth was admitted to the centre at age six and lived there for almost 15 years.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star