Tag Archives: Human rights

Disabled Tenants Live in Fear of Eviction. Now This Man With PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Sidney Wood says he was evicted from his home last month after he couldn’t pay his rent. Wood, 41, couldn’t afford the $1,620-a-month Edmonton basement apartment he shared with his two teenage children. Not after he and his wife separated in March, and not on his CPP disability income, which he says is $1,403 a month. So Wood, who can …

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A new law aims to tackle environmental racism in Canada

For years, researchers, activists and community leaders have shown how Indigenous, Black and other racial groups are disproportionately affected by polluting industries. Now, a new law will require the federal government to do a better job of identifying this injustice and trying to correct it. Bill C-226, sponsored by Green Leader Elizabeth May, became law on Thursday evening, almost four …

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