Advocates: Canada's mental health system needs funding

Chronically underfunded, Canada's mental-health system now lags behind most other OECD countries.

Posted:
August 30, 2016
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Why it's time for Canada to stop criminalizing HIV

Richard Eillott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network states the reasons on the CBC's The 180 that Canadians with HIV should not be subject to criminal charges for keeping their health status from sexual partners.

Posted:
August 30, 2016
Article source:
The 180

Ontario guaranteed-income pilot moves ahead with new report

Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal will deliver a report this week on how Ontario might implement its pilot project for a guaranteed minimum income for residents of a still-to-be-chosen community.

Posted:
August 30, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

MP who is legally blind to draft Canada's first national accessibility law

Carla Qualtrough, a former Paralympian and human rights lawyer, is seeking input on the legislation.

Posted:
August 30, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Pilot project aims to protect vulnerable restaurant workers

A government initiative will be launched after the labour ministry was criticized for failing to prevent workplace abuse.

Posted:
August 30, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Federal strategy calls on subsidized rent to combat veteran homelessness

Officials from Veterans Affairs have also proposed dedicated affordable housing for veterans in a draft strategy.

Posted:
August 29, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Urgent: Only 3 Days Left to Support Personal Emergency Leave for All

Workers' Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services request submissions of support to the Ministry of Labour before August 31 for 10 days of Personal Emergency Leave for all workers in Ontario without exemptions or limitations.

Posted:
August 29, 2016
Article source:
Workers' Action Centre

Water systems on reserves at risk

Despite an election promise by Justin Trudeau to eliminate boil-water advisories on reserves within 5 years, data suggest the federal government will fall short of the objective without significant changes in its approach to rectifying the problem.

Posted:
August 29, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Creating a holistic approach to client service – one clinic's story

The Community Legal Clinic—Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, has been using the Legal Health Check-Up (LHC) to help clients with unrecognized legal problems since participating in the tool's pilot project.

Posted:
August 29, 2016
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Secretive drug policies putting injured workers at risk, critics say

The Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO) is fighting to get the list of drugs covered by WSIB as the benefit spending drops.

Posted:
August 29, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star