Ontario

October 6, 2001
October 1, 2001 marked the day the Ontario government began a controversial plan of mandatory literacy testing for welfare recipients. In a press release the Community and Social Services Critic is...
Keywords: Article , News, Poorbashing, Welfare, Ontario
October 6, 2001
This video is based on interviews with leading members of OCAP including John Clarke and Gaetan Heroux, as well as footage of actions organized by the group in the last few years. Judy Koch has...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, News, Organizing, Ontario
October 6, 2001
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and other groups are supporting a group of panhandlers in Toronto who have been charged with violating the new Safe Streets Act. The panhandlers are...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Ontario
June 11, 2001
The Ontario Federation of Labour has a new publication, From Poverty Wages to a Living Wage (in PDF), that has some good background and information on the minimum wage issue.
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Ontario
April 13, 2001
A recent CERA report from the Ottawa Homelessness Prevention Project, entitled Voices: Experiences of Eviction in Ottawa is now online. Report of follow-up interviews conducted by two Masters of...
Keywords: Article , Housing, News, Ontario
December 7, 2000
The Ontario Government is rushing to pass harmful employment legislation before the holiday season. This legislation will effectively strip employee rights back to pre World War II times, and wipe...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Ontario
October 20, 2000
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and other groups are supporting a group of panhandlers in Toronto who have been charged with violating the new Safe Streets Act. The panhandlers are...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Panhandling, Ontario
September 21, 2000
A Human Rights Board of Inquiry has found that landlords are not permitted under new regulations to the Ontario Human Rights Code to discriminate against low-income applicants by imposing a minimum "...
Keywords: Article , News, Tenants' Rights, Ontario
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