ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 2017

Posted
July 7, 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: 

It's time to tear down the "welfare wall" for persons with disabilities:
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/07/04/its-time-to-tear-down-the-welfare-wall-for-persons-with-disabilities.htm

Sudbury to review discretionary benefits for OW and ODSP recipients:
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2017/07/05/city-to-review-benefits-for-ow-odsp-recipients

Lawsuit takes on WSIB for rejecting "chronic mental stress" claims:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/wsib-mental-stress-workplace-constitution-court-1.4189301

Ontario rent increases capped at 1.8 per cent for next year:
http://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-rent-increases-capped-at-1-8-per-cent-for-next-year-1.3474230

Basic income questions raised in Thunder Bay:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/basic-income-pilot-forum-1.4185881

Evidence shows immigrants will get fewer jobs as Ontario ratchets up minimum wage to $15:
http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/evidence-shows-immigrants-will-get-fewer-jobs-as-ontario-ratchets-up-minimum-wage-to-15/wcm/ad7ed5d3-5a31-4a31-bc7c-63118b088f3a