Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the current provision doesn't align with Canadian values of inclusion.

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

NEWS ALERT: $15 & Fairness victory for Ontario

Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act has passed third reading, making Ontario the 4th province / state across North America to adopt $15 minimum wage legislation.

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

December 7: Invitation to Webinar: Identifying Barriers in Access to Justice for Victims with Disabilities

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Online

This is a panel discussion via webinar. It will be broadcast live and will not be accessible afterward.

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Department of Justice Canada

TDSB votes down police presence in high schools

The program was launched after the shooting death of a student, but critics said the program was flawed because the police were at schools in only the most racialized and marginalized areas. 

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Disagreement on legal remedies for ongoing bad tenant problem

Advocates for landlords and tenants alike have no problem recognizing these frauds as an ongoing blight. What they can't agree on is how to deal with them.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

December 6: Legal Responses to Sexual Violence: Criminal Justice System & Alternatives

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther, Toronto, ON M5R 1C7 

METRAC is presenting a legal information training to discuss other ways of making a complaint and getting a legal response to sexual assault or harassment.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
METRAC

December 6: Navigating the New Citizenship Act- What you need to know

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern time

Where: Online

This webinar is part of the "Improving access to Justice" series, meant to help frontline workers support refugees and vulnerable migrants in accessing legal information.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Sweeping updates to workplace protections become law

The bill follows years of advocacy from workers' rights groups who have long pointed to inadequate protections for Ontario's growing body of precarious workers.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Liberals to offer benefit to people waiting for low-income housing

The national housing strategy will also include thousands of new units.

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

Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

The child poverty rate in Toronto is twice as high in racialized families, according to a new study based on the 2016 census.

Posted:
November 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star