ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

Posted
May 5, 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:

On International Workers Day, migrant workers are still precarious and unsupported:
http://ccrweb.ca/en/international-workers-day-statement-2017

Federal Liberals suspend tax audits of political charities:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/05/04/ottawa-urged-to-give-charities-more-freedom-to-speak-out.html

Case for Canada’s infrastructure bank not compelling, researchers warn:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/case-for-canada-infrastructure-bank-not-compelling-researchers-warn/article34898110/

Aboriginal approach to child welfare brings results:
http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201705016122/focus-on/focus-aboriginal-approach-to-child-welfare-brings-results

Canadian minimum wage workers say they’re surviving rather than living:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-minimum-wage-workers-say-they-re-surviving-rather-than-living-1.3391580#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=EI1EGuL

Judge certifies minimum wage lawsuit against Ontario Hockey League:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/judge-certifies-minimum-wage-lawsuit-ontario-hockey-league/

These 3 groups are at high risk of mental health issues in Canada. Here’s why:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3415871/these-3-groups-are-at-high-risk-of-mental-health-issues-in-canada-heres-why/

Ontario gets a C in gender wage equality; Canada ranks low on income inequality, poverty and social cohesion:
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/ontario-gets-a-c-in-gender-wage-equality-new-report-finds-1.4055873

Parkdale tenants organize rent strike to protest rent increases at MetCap buildings:
http://globalnews.ca/news/3416279/parkdale-rent-strike-metcap-buildings/

Ontario landlords must pay one month’s rent or offer new unit to tenants they evict for own use:
http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/04/26/ontario-landlords-must-pay-months-rent-find-new-unit.html?cq_ck=1493241245129

Why I love taxes – and so should you:
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/05/01/why-i-love-taxes-and-so-should-you-mallick.html

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