ISAC's Media & Policy News: 3 March 2017

Posted
March 3, 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:

No Fixed Address: Rental market for Torontonians on disability "absolutely horrible":
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/no-fixed-address-disability-1.4002514

Hydro rates to drop 17%, but Ontarians will pay for it later:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-hydro-price-plan-kathleen-wynne-1.4006021

Big changes considered for Ontario workplaces:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/ontario-changing-workplaces-review-labour-law-1.3994571

Filing taxes brings major benefits to people on low incomes:
https://maytree.com/stories/filing-taxes-brings-major-benefits-people-low-incomes/

Publicly funding dental care could help ease the fentanyl crisis, and more:
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/a-doctor-argues-for-public-dental-care-i-don-t-breastfeed-and-that-s-ok-and-raise-the-gst-1.3996693/publicly-funding-dental-care-could-help-ease-the-fentanyl-crisis-and-more-1.3996751

NDP bill would limit new child-care funding to non-profit centres:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/01/ndp-bill-would-limit-new-child-care-funding-to-non-profit-centres.html

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