ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

Posted
March 17, 2017

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

Top stories include:

Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto tenancy series:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/housing-minister-rent-control-1.4028692

PEI’s social assistance rates are well below the cost of healthy food:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-groceries-social-assistance-1.4022180

Ontario Labour Minister speaks to business group, places hopes on Changing Workplaces Review:
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/03/10/flynn-places-hopes-on-reviews

To end homelessness, prevent it from happening in the first place (including increasing social assistance incomes):
https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/03/13/End-Homelessness/

Come early: Toronto's homeless struggle for place to sleep in freezing winter:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/out-of-the-cold-1.4027278

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