ISAC's Media & Policy News: 30 June 2017

Posted
June 30, 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:

Star editorial: Wynne government should dump cruel panhandling ban:
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/06/25/wynne-government-should-dump-cruel-panhandling-ban-editorial.html

Reducing Canada's workplace gender gap would add $150 billion to GDP:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/29/reducing-canadas-workplace-gender-gap-would-add-150-billion-to_a_23008616/

Calgary outpaces Toronto and Vancouver as Canada's least-affordable city for low-income residents:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/university-calgary-housing-affordability-analysis-1.4184027

People who are homeless in Montreal falling victim to aggressive strep bacteria causing flesh-eating disease:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3555905/montreal-homeless-falling-victim-to-aggressive-strep-virus-causing-flesh-eating-disease/

Full impact of Ontario's controversial 25% hydro rate cut to kick in on July 1:
https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7387835-full-impact-of-ontario-s-controversial-25-per-cent-hydro-rate-cut-to-kick-in-on-canada-day/

All Legal Aid Ontario immigration and refugee services will continue after July 1:
http://legalaid.on.ca/en/news/newsarchive/2017-06-26_refugee-services-will-continue.asp

Delays in implementation of Rental Fairness Act anything but fair, critics say:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rental-fairness-delays-1.4171421

Ontario's Basic Income Pilot: TVO Video with Hugh Segal: http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/ontarios-basic-income-pilot

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