ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 July 2017

Posted
July 20, 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: 

Federal Ombudsman investigating if women and kids living in shelters are getting CCB and WITB:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ombudsman-investigating-if-vulnerable-women-kids-getting-tax-benefits-1.3502986

Finance Minister Morneau proposes tax changes to close loopholes for wealthy:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/morneau-tax-changes-wealthy-consultations-tuesday-1.4210201?cmp=rss

Renovation of Ontario housing co-ops put on hold due to federal government demands:
http://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/bruised-credit/renovation-of-ontario-housing-coops-put-on-hold-due-to-government-demands-228218.aspx

Feds look to shore up OAS to prevent fraud, mistakes:
http://www.benefitscanada.com/news/feds-look-to-shore-up-oas-to-prevent-fraud-mistakes-101190

Extended EI benefits in hard-hit regions surpass budgeted expectations as program ends:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/extended-ei-benefits-surpass-budget-expectations-as-program-ends-1.3505221

Challenging the Wage Gap: Canadian women still earn less than men:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3558520/challenging-the-wage-gap-canadian-women-still-earn-less-than-men/

Rise of income inequality in Canada "almost exclusive" to major cities: Study:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3599083/income-inequality-canada-cities/

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