ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 August 2017

Posted
August 25, 2017

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

Top stories are: 

The truth about food insecurity is that it's not about food:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/rise-in-food-bank-use-hints-at-larger-issue-across-region-1.4256214

Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada Child Benefit:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-child-benefit-indigenous-1.4211545

CPP changes will disqualify 243,000 from Guaranteed Income Supplement: Report:
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cpp-changes-will-disqualify-243000-from-guaranteed-income-supplement-report/article36067917/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com

City of London tops up OW shelter benefits to help people who are homeless:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-child-benefit-indigenous-1.4211545

Waterloo Region councillors defer decision on OW discretionary benefits budget:
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7515789-regional-councillors-defer-decision-on-discretionary-benefits-budget/

Ontario's OW and ODSP compensation award exemption changes will help sexual abuse survivors:
http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/622496/Crime/Ontario+Disability+Support

Tent City: The voices of Kitchener's youth homeless protest camp:
| http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/tent-city-the-voices-of-kitchener-s-protest-camp-1.4256925

Ontario government tweaks labour reform bill, no changes to $15 minimum wage phase-in:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3688911/labour-reform-bill-ontario/

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