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Higher Minimum Wage, Increased Vacation Time, Expanded Personal Emergency Leave, Equal Pay Provisions

Ministry of Labour,   December 7, 2017 Ontario is creating more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers,...
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OSAP Applications Now Open for 2018-19 School Year

Students Can Apply For Free Tuition Earlier Than Ever )ffice of the Premier, November 8, 2017  Starting today, students can apply for the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the 2018-19 school year — the earliest launch of OSAP applications ever. Premier...
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Power & PoliticsCBC SecureDrop Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop

Thousands of First Nations children placed in non-Indigenous care to be compensated CBC News, by John Paul Tasker, CBC News, on Oct 05, 2017 The Canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop worth some $800 million, Crown-Indigenous...
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New protection for tenants when a landlord wants to move in

From CLEO Tenants in Ontario can be evicted if their landlord, or their landlord’s close family member or caregiver, wants to move into their unit. The law about this recently changed to give tenants a little more protection. This month’s On the Radar explains...
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Ontario’s basic income pilot project enrols 400 people, so far

Plan is to eventually have 4,000 people in several locations taking part across the province. Toronto Star, by KRISTIN RUSHOWY, Queen’s Park Bureau, Oct. 4, 2017 Ontario has so far enrolled 400 people in the Hamilton and Thunder Bay areas for its basic income pilot proje...
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Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

Ontario Proposes Expanded Job-Protected Leave Ministry of Labour, on October 5, 2017 Ontario is creating safer workplaces by proposing a job-protected leave of absence when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence. Under this...
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Suicides among soldiers and veterans have been growing concern since end of Afghan war

Liberal government to track veteran suicides as part of new prevention strategy Suicides among soldiers and veterans have been growing concern since end of Afghan war By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Oct 05, 2017 11:45 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 05, 2017 10:17 PM ET The Liberal...
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Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on  September 19, 2017  The following statement was issued by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are...
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Fair Housing Plan Protecting Student Renters

Rent Control Now Expanded to All Private Units Ministry of Housing, September 5, 2017 There are 600,000 college and university students going back to school this fall, and Ontario has taken steps to protect those renting off-campus from unfair rent increases and evictions. As...