The latest news from ISAC
Income Security Advocacy Centre
Centre d'action pour la sécurité du revenu
ISAC logo

Media & Policy News: 14 February 2017

Ed note: This is all for this week – MPN will return February 24.

Top Stories

Ontario is proving that taxing the one per cent works:

Critics tired of foot dragging on WSIB discrimination against injured workers making mental stress claims:

Ontario Liberals eyeing hydro rate cut in the range of 8 percent – including changes to global adjustment and using tax base to cover low-income electricity subsidies:

Federal Liberals launching consultations on national Poverty Reduction Strategy:

10,000 Canadians sign petition supporting a basic income guarantee:

Alberta government considers changing labour laws:

Thieving recruiter ordered to return illegal fees he charged migrant workers:

Unemployment rate dips as Canada gains 48,300 jobs, but wages stalled and work hours shrink:

Judge sides with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop:

Bombardier among companies using legal tax havens at expense of home country:

Ideas: Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping and shopping:



Environmental Defence: Shining a light on the true costs of renewable energy in Ontario:

Auditor General rebuked for $10.7 billion “miscalculation”:

OPSEU wins arbitration award affirming equal pay for equal work at LCBO:

Government release: Strategic investments creating foundation for prosperity: Province releases long-term report on the economy:

Government release: Ontario continuing to provide support for child care professionals:

Reminder: Election day moved up from October to June 7, 2018:


Ontario 2017-18 Pre-Budget Submissions

Deadline is tomorrow, February 15 to send submissions  to Minister of Finance –


Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

February 15 Hamilton event: Give us a chance to succeed: First-person accounts of poverty point to possibilities for the future: A report on the 2016 Hamilton Social Audit:

March 2 Webinar: Lead in drinking water: Sharing details about Ontario’s response:

Launch of the Canadian Poverty Hub: Submissions being sought:

StatsCan: Study: Trends in pre-retirement RRSP contributions and withdrawals:

New book: The Shattered Mosaic: How Canadian social structures cause homelessness:

Canada Council for Refugees FAQ: Refugees entering from US and Safe Third Country:


Around the Province

Homeless crisis must end; Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal initiative building team to develop plan:

Sheltering Toronto’s most vulnerable proves to be a struggle:

Customers and food banks hit by No Frills closures in the GTA:

What the new population data from the census tells us about Toronto’s budget:

Living Wage effort is a moral responsibility, say Hamilton bishops:

Poverty statistics present difficult task for Dufferin County:


Across the Country

Some sex workers enter the industry because it’s more lucrative than low-paying service jobs: BC study:

BC judge gives woman $46,000 wrongful dismissal award for firing over Burger King fish sandwich:

Long Overdue: Why BC needs a poverty reduction plan:

Yellowknife mall owners pen open letter seeking help to address “war zone” caused by homeless crisis:



3 reasons why Finance Minister Morneau should not raise the retirement age to 67:

Facing tough talk over NAFTA renegotiations, Canadians rediscover affection for the trade pact:

Liberals looking to eliminate many mandatory minimum sentences, justice minister says:

Canadian citizenship applications decline after processing fees triple:

Pre-clearance bill would give US border agents in Canada new powers:

60 years since introduction of RRSPs, which pre-date the Canada Pension Plan:

Former Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO to head up new national infrastructure bank:



California farmers backed Trump, but now fear losing field workers:

Irish activists launch anti-poverty campaign:

Privatization has damaged the economy, says Australia’s consumer and competition commissioner:

Australia “should not pit vulnerable Australians currently receiving family tax benefit against another group of vulnerable Australians wanting to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme”:

Universal basic income accelerates innovation by reducing our fear of failure:

Silicon valley is right – Our jobs are already disappearing:

Study: American children have a 43% chance of being born into poverty:

Poverty a top concern of US mayors, survey finds:

Even Trump voters want the minimum wage raised:

Charities hail turning point in Scotland’s child poverty battle:

China plans to relocate 3.4 million people living in poverty in 2017:

Read in browser »

share on Twitter Like Media & Policy News: 14 February 2017 on Facebook

Jennefer Laidley
Research & Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre

Forwarded this email from a friend?

Looking for past messages?

Copyright © 2017 Income Security Advocacy Centre, All rights reserved.


This email was sent to
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Income Security Advocacy Centre · 1500 - 55 University Avenue · Toronto, ON M5J 2H7 · Canada

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp