Ontario government cuts tuition fees by 10%, eliminates free tuition for low-income students

The Tories are in the midst of trying to trim a deficit they peg at $14.5 billion – though the financial accountability officer says it's closer to $12 billion.

Posted:
January 18, 2019
Article source:
Global News

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.

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Minister hopes national standards will stop sexual violence on campuses

The minister for women and gender equality is meeting with an advisory committee to develop standards for how Canada’s colleges and universities should deal with gender-based violence.

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Montreal Gazette

It's illegal, but many restaurants still ask job seekers to work unpaid trial shifts

Parkdale Community Legal Services' John No says the unpaid shifts issue is likely to get worse because the Ford government’s Bill 47 has reduced penalties for employment standards conventions.

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

A year of Bill 148: Not what the big business lobby predicted

After 12 months of Bill 148, what happened to Ontario's job market?

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

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.

Posted:
January 14, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Jan. & Feb. 2019: Injured Workers in the World of Precarious Work: Advocacy and organized resistance

This is a series of seven weekly seminars for workers and advocates, starting January 22, 2019. Registration is free, register for the full series or for individual seminars.

Posted:
January 14, 2019
Article source:
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO)

Supreme Court rules voting restrictions on expatriate citizens are unconstitutional

In December, a Liberal bill extending voting rights to long-term expatriates received royal assent. But at stake was whether those voting rights could be taken away by a future government.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Long-term care homes are not getting comprehensive annual inspections: NDP critic

ACE's Jane Meadus says annual inspections are crucial because the quality of care at homes can change dramatically from year to year and the complaint system is unlikely to uncover many issues.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Ontario government's lawyer says teachers can use own judgment in sex-ed lessons

Teachers must teach in a way that's inclusive of all students, an Ontario-government lawyer argued in a hearing that challenges the rollback of the province's sex-ed curriculum.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail