Advocates say Accessible Canada Act is too weak to be effective

One the main concerns raised is the fact that Bill C 81 does not contain timelines to ensure accessibility, contrary to similar provincial legislation on the books in three provinces.

December 20, 2018

Community organization fights provincial act that fines the homeless

Fair Change says enforcing the act is cruel, criminalizing those who are victims of poverty or addiction, as well as being a huge waste of tax dollars.

May 29, 2018

TTC takes steps to better serve commuters dealing with mental health concerns

The TTC is taking steps to better serve people in this group by providing mental health awareness training to some of their staff. 

November 13, 2017

Video: Long-term care home where resident beaten cited several times for abuse

Jane Meadus of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly says that in the past year, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has scaled back inspections of long-term care homes.

February 09, 2017

Durham Region wants police checks on new residents entering seniors homes

Jane Meadus of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, says criminal record checks for new residents of seniors homes are "...a real red herring, [they're] not going to help anything."

September 20, 2016

Texts not private, Ontario court rules

While your texts are private along the way to their recipient—including on a service provider's database—once those messages reach their destination, that expectation of privacy evaporates.

August 11, 2016

How are witnesses prepped in sexual assault trials?

Three lawyers and a sexual violence worker explain what kind of preparation survivors might expect to get, with or without a lawyer.

February 09, 2016

Toronto police launching year-long body camera pilot project

Toronto police officers will soon be recording interactions with the public while investigating or collecting information, such as during carding.

May 14, 2015

Home daycare owner sued after reporting case of suspected neglect

In a ruling the CAS calls "very concerning," a small claims judge awarded the damages to the toddler's parents for emotional distress.

March 25, 2015

Fear of falsification prevents release of some electronic data: minister

The cabinet minister responsible for freedom of information says some federal data cannot be released to the public in electronic format because people might alter it and spread falsehoods.

December 23, 2014

Toronto's South Asian community confronts violence against women at home

In the past five years there has been an increase in cases of abuse being reported at Toronto's South Asian Women’s Centre, says Executive Director Kripa Sekhar.

July 14, 2014

Public being asked to weigh in on police use of Tasers

Toronto police are asking for the public's input about whether officers should be allowed to carry Tasers, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Toronto City Hall.

September 24, 2013