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)

Toronto to move forward with proposed rules on Airbnb-style rentals

Property owners or tenants hosting short-term rentals will have to register with the city, pay an annual fee and remit a tourist tax at a rate still to be determined.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Holding Refugees Hostage at Legal Aid Ontario

Slaw guest blogger Sean Rehaag says that, faced with budgetary pressures across all their programs, senior managers at LAO have decided that holding refugees hostage is their best bet.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Slaw

What you need to know about Ontario's rent control changes: Reasonable Doubt

It used to be that anything built since 1991 was exempt from the province's rent control guidelines. Now, that has changed

 
Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Adult literacy gets $185 million funding boost from province

Some 80,000 more adult learners will be able to hit the books — upgrading their literacy, math and computer skills — with a $185 million boost from the Ontario government.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

77-year-old seeks court declaration to allow her medically-assisted death

Her doctor is concerned that a lack of clarity about the requirement for her death to be "reasonably foreseeable" leaves him at risk of being charged with murder.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star