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Study highlights 'uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market

Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
December 11, 2018

Hearst councillor Gaetan Baillargeon says province changing rules on pledging allegiance to the Crown

The province will provide an alternate declaration which will allow publicly elected officials to be sworn in without pledging allegiance to the Crown.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
December 11, 2018

Reviewing the Low-income Energy Assistance Program

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reviewing the Low-income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance, or LEAP EFA, and is encouraging consumers to have their say.

Article source:
Ontario Energy Board
Posted:
December 11, 2018

Lawyer versus consultant? Immigration data shows visa applicants have best shot with former

Foreign nationals who prepare their own Canadian visa applications are nearly as successful in being accepted as those who spend money on a consultant to do the job.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
December 11, 2018

Everything we know about gender violence in one new website

A new government website is bringing together federal programs, research, and information related to gender-based violence across Canada.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
December 10, 2018

WSIB staffers decry chaos caused by 'broken' system that’s putting injured workers at risk

Understaffing, long wait times, and chaotic case management at the WSIB are putting vulnerable accident victims at risk, say the Board's own employees.
Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
December 10, 2018

Liberals order Crown attorneys to stop prosecuting some HIV non-disclosure cases

The new rules coming into effect Saturday won't transfer over to provinces — only in the territories where federal prosecutors have jurisdiction.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
December 10, 2018

OHRC interim report on Toronto Police Service inquiry shows disturbing results

Between 2013 and 2017, a Black person was nearly 20 times more likely than a White person to be involved in a fatal shooting by the Toronto Police.

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Posted:
December 10, 2018

Sidewalk Labs's vision and your data privacy: A guide to the saga on Toronto’s waterfront

The privacy questions: What data is collected? Who can access it? Where it will be stored? Who profits from Sidewalk's research?

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
December 07, 2018

Five critical components of a balanced, modern Canadian copyright system

11 Canadian intellectual property scholars have urged Parliament to maintain a balanced, distinctly Canadian copyright system that guards against external influences.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
December 07, 2018

Ottawa reaches agreement in principle to settle Indian Day School class-action lawsuit

The settlement will include individual compensation, legal fees, and $200 million for healing and wellness.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
December 07, 2018

This Parkdale legal clinic has helped tenants fight landlords for nearly 50 years. Now it's the one being evicted

The clinic has been served with a termination notice by landlord Martin Usher ordering it to vacate the office space it has rented for 18 years by Jan. 1, 2019. 

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
December 07, 2018

Lawsuit Accuses Trudeau of Selling Out Millennials on Climate Change

Environnement Jeunesse has applied to the Superior Court of Quebec to bring a class action lawsuit on behalf of all Quebec residents under the age of 35.

Article source:
The Tyee
Posted:
December 06, 2018

Disciplining Brampton judge for advocacy work would send 'message of despair', lawyer argues

A misconduct case involving a judge who started a black advocacy group risks creating a chilling effect on judicial involvement in the community, a disciplinary panel was told on Tuesday.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
December 06, 2018

'You will be caught,' ministers vow ahead of compulsory breath tests for drivers

This direct warning comes in light of new drunk driving rules coming into force in two weeks, during peak holiday party season.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
December 06, 2018

Ontario reviewing law after Indigenous councillor refuses oath to the Queen

The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn't take the oath.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
December 06, 2018

Jan., Feb., March 2019: 'Discover Canada' Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle

The Citizenship Mentoring Circle is a 10-session mentoring program whose aim is to help newcomers learn more about Canada. Several dates available.

Article source:
Toronto Public Library
Posted:
December 05, 2018

How new federal legislation could hurt law students — and the people who rely on their services

Bill C-75 could strip law students of opportunities to gain practical experience. It could also deny some Ontarians their best shot at legal representation.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
December 05, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about your right to court proceedings in French

Justice pas-à-pas vous fournit maintenant des informations sur votre droit à une procédure judiciaire en français.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
December 05, 2018

December 8: Just The Facts: Ontario's Sex Ed Curriculum

This is an expert panel, moderated discussion, and Q&A on just the facts: what are the differences between the old and new Ontario Sex Ed curricula?

Article source:
Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN)
Posted:
December 05, 2018