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Families of people with developmental disabilities fighting cuts to program

Just before Christmas, about 100 families that depend on the service learned the province will be cutting $3.1 million in funding on April 1.

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January 18, 2019

Landlord illegally collected $5K in rent from college students while listing their rooms on Airbnb

The Landlord and Tenant Board has ordered a landlord to pay students back after she collected the students' rent while renting their rooms on Airbnb at the same time.

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January 17, 2019

'It's gotten out of hand': Toronto area taxi fare scam has defrauded victims of millions, police say

Some taxi drivers are using customized debit machines to steal financial information from customers. Police stressed that cab companies are "not directly involved" in the scam.

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January 17, 2019

Supreme Court rejects bid to block court ruling that left dozens of military prosecutions in limbo

Most of the cases currently in doubt — 22 of 35 — involve sexual assault charges.

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January 15, 2019

Lawsuit over youth placed in solitary confinement in Ontario allowed to proceed

A lawsuit against the Ontario government on behalf of juvenile inmates placed in solitary confinement has been certified as a class action at an uncontested hearing.

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January 14, 2019

Airbnb draining 6,500 homes from Toronto housing market, group says in new report

Fairbnb group says returning "even a fraction" to the market would help families seeking homes.

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January 10, 2019

Little to no proof police carding has effect on crime or arrests: Ontario report

Police street checks widely known as carding have little to no value as a law enforcement tool and should be significantly limited across Ontario, a judge tasked with reviewing the practice has said.

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January 02, 2019

StatsCan planning to ask gender questions in 'pilot' census - and answering is mandatory

About 250,000 Canadian households are being told to fill out "pilot" census or face $500 fines.

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December 21, 2018

Health Canada aims to improve safety of medical devices

Following the Implant Files investigation, countries have said they will better track implants and warn patients of potential problems by creating or expanding medical device registries.

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December 20, 2018

Cross Country Checkup on racism in police forces

The CBC's Cross Country Checkup has interviews and information about racism in Canadian police forces, after 3 reports on the topic appeared last week. 

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December 17, 2018

'Racist attitudes' contributed to poor Indigenous death investigations by Thunder Bay police, report says

The Ontario police watchdog has recommended that at least 9 deaths of Indigenous people be reinvestigated in Thunder Bay.

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December 13, 2018

WSIB to investigate claims of Kitchener-Waterloo rubber workers

The review will look at both cancer and non-cancer related claims of the former area rubber workers. 300 claims filed since 2002 will be reviewed by a dedicated team.

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December 12, 2018

Thunder Bay Police Services Board swears in first Indigenous chair

Celina Reitberger, who spent 20 years in private practice, followed by 15 years with Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services, takes over the leadership of the board.

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December 12, 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.

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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.

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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.

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December 10, 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.

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December 07, 2018

Justice Department issues new guidelines on prosecution for non-disclosure of HIV status

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has welcomed new moves issued by the federal government to limit what it calls unjust prosecutions of people with HIV.

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December 03, 2018

Ottawa to hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments

In an effort to drive down the massive number of Indigenous children in foster care, the federal government will hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments.

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November 30, 2018

People told to pick up ODSP payments at local office due to 'postal delivery uncertainty'

The Ontario government is advising that Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Nov. payments must be picked up in person.

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November 29, 2018