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

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.

Posted:
January 18, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

January 30: Community information session, Thunder Bay: Proposed Changes to Social Assistance

A discussion of recently proposed changes to social assistance and what these changes would mean for people receiving OW and ODSP.

Posted:
January 18, 2019
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Legal Assistance of Windsor program helps human trafficking victims get back on their feet

WEFIGHT helps those fleeing human trafficking by providing shelter, counselling services, basic food and clothing necessities. 

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Windsor Star

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 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.

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

February 28: Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons Legal Case Study Hack

This in-person networking and training meeting presented by the Canadian Council for Refugees will explore legal strategies for responding to trafficked persons cases.

Posted:
January 16, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Hamilton senior says LHIN bullying her to put husband in long-term care 'dump'

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Jane Meadus says the centre has had numerous difficulties dealing with the HNHB LHIN, and it gets hundreds of complaints about it.

Posted:
January 16, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Jan. 30 & 31: The California case against Monsanto and implications for health of Canadians

Canadian Environmental Law Association to co-host two events to learn about the precedent-setting California case against Monsanto (now Bayer).

Posted:
January 16, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)