The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario's child support law faces constitutional challenge

If a couple is divorced, a disabled child is eligible for support into adulthood. But if the parents were never married, support ends when the child is 18 or no longer in school full-time.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws: Opinion

Modernizing these laws is a fundamental issue of racial justice and equity for Ontarians. And our economy prospers when more workers have access to decent jobs and make decent incomes.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Supreme Court loosens grounds for bail pending appeal of a conviction

The decision could affect hundreds of convicted offenders each year across Canada, according to the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Housing 'the Largest Single Commitment' in Morneau's Budget

The National Housing Fund will prioritize support for seniors, Indigenous Peoples, domestic violence survivors, persons with disabilities including mental health and addiction issues, and veterans.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
The Tyee

Miners shine spotlight on broken WSIB system

Approximately 10,000 in Ontario were exposed to neurotoxic aluminum dust clouds at the start of every work shift, on the unproven theory that inhaled aluminum would prevent silicosis.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Federal budget vows $100-million for strategy on gender-based violence

Wednesday's federal budget also proposes $2.7-million over five years for education, ethics, and conduct programs for Canadian judges, including training.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Budget provides some relief for precarious workers

The Liberal government has proposed a ban on most forms of unpaid internships and has pledged $13 million to crack down on wage theft.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Why a family of 6 in Oakville is living on $36K a year

Maryth Yachnin, a lawyer with the Industrial Accident Victims Group (IAVGO) in Toronto, calls many of the WSIB decisions "unjustified and completely unfair" to workers.

Posted:
March 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)