Category Archives: Government

Genetic Discrimination Bill Divides Liberal Party

The Federal Liberal Party is torn over a bill that would ban genetic discrimination in Canada. The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, or Bill S-201, would protect Canadians from being fired or denied insurance coverage based on the results of a genetic … Continue reading

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Potential Changes to Ontario Employment Law

The provincial government is considering reforms to Ontario employment law that could, “fundamentally change the relationship between every employer and employee in the province.” Two years ago, the government launched the Changing Workplaces Review to investigate areas of potential change … Continue reading

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Should Canada Border Services Agency Be Allowed to Open Your Mail?

The government of Canada wants to give the Canada Border Services Agency the power to open your mail – without a warrant or permission. Bill C-37 is now through second reading in the House of Commons and is set to … Continue reading

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‘Zombie Laws’ Threaten Criminal Justice in Canada

On January 25, 2016, after a grueling and complicated murder trial, Travis Vader was sentenced to life imprisonment. If this long ordeal has taught us anything, it’s that one of the greatest threats to our criminal justice system come from … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Project Coming to Ontario

This year, the Ontario government will test out a guaranteed basic income program to reduce poverty in the province. The guaranteed basic income would replace social assistance programs like Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program with a single, … Continue reading

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Have an Unpaid Traffic Ticket? Ontario May Deny Your Licence Renewal

It’s a bad time to get caught speeding. Each year, police hand out millions of dollars in fines for Highway Traffic Act offences like speeding, running a red light, and other driving offences. Starting in May of 2017, the provincial … Continue reading

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Health Canada To Change Nutritional Labels on Packaged Food.

Currently, nutrition labelling is information found on the labels of prepackaged foods. This information includes the Nutrition Facts table, ingredient list and optional nutrition claims.  On the same label, you will also find how many calories there are per serving, … Continue reading

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