Farrah Merali


Farrah Merali is a reporter with CBC Toronto with a passion for politics and urban health issues. She previously worked as the early morning reporter at CBC Vancouver. Follow her at @FarrahMerali

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One year after a ruling in their favour, Loblaws delivery drivers still waiting for overtime pay

Last September, an arbitrator ruled Loblaws was in violation of Ontario's Employment Standards Act by only paying drivers at its Cambridge, Ont., warehouse overtime after working 60 hours a week. One year later, the grocery chain has not changed the way it pays.

Domino's Pizza franchise hasn't delivered on order to pay former driver $25K he's owed

When the Ministry of Labour ruled a Domino’s Pizza franchise had to pay Juan Jose Lira Cervantes more than $25,000 in lost wages and benefits, he thought it was too good to be true. It turns out it might have been.

'This will give us some relief,' GTA father says about report that found son was arrested unlawfully

A Mississauga man who filed a complaint against a Peel police officer says he welcomes the findings of an independent review that found the officer engaged in serious misconduct by "arbitrarily" arresting his son and making disparaging remarks toward his family.

Mâu thuẫn giữa đài truyền hình Việt Nam tại địa phương và hội cộng đồng dẫn đến buộc tội đe dọa giết người

Một mối bất hòa giữa một đài truyền hình Việt Nam tại Toronto và một trong những nhóm hội cộng đồng Việt Nam lớn nhất tại GTA đã dẫn đến sự việc một người trong cộng đồng này bị buộc tội đe dọa giết người và theo đài truyền hình này, đài bị cấm đưa tin về các sự kiện trong cộng đồng người Việt tại địa phương.

Feud escalates between Vietnamese TV station and community group escalates

A rift between a Toronto Vietnamese television station and one of the largest Vietnamese community associations in the GTA has escalated into a criminal charge and according to the station, a ban on it covering events in the local Vietnamese community.

'I didn't even know people like her existed,' Vaughan landlord says of 'nightmare' tenant

Three Toronto-area landlords are warning others about Israt Khan, claiming she moves into apartments, stops paying rent, makes repeated false calls to the police and fire departments, and then refuses to move out.

How Toronto's proposed short-term rental regulations compare to other cities

While the regulations in Vancouver and Montreal are aimed at returning homes or units to the rental market, their effectiveness remains in question. Recent data obtained by CBC News has shed a light on how well enforcement is working.

311 complaints about short-term rentals have skyrocketed in Toronto

The Ice Condos tops the list of addresses with the most 311 complaints about short-term rentals in Toronto, according to eight years of data obtained by CBC News from the city.

'I'm lucky I survived': How this 91-year-old van attack survivor has learned to adapt 1 year later

One year later, Aleksandra Kozhevnikova is one of many van attack survivors still struggling to rebuild their lives and return to a sense of normalcy. That struggle has included not just physical and psychological therapy, but also a fight to have her injuries classified as catastrophic to ensure she received funding for all the treatment she required.

Glitch in new Presto app can shut down systems, Toronto man warns

Less than two months after the launch of the new Presto mobile app, a Toronto man is urging Metrolinx to correct an apparent glitch that he claims can shut down fare gates and loading machines at subway stations.

A tree fell on their dream home, and that was just the beginning of their nightmare

Brian Carlson-Graves and his partner Daniela Malandruccolo thought they were buying their dream lakefront home in Port Perry, Ont. But after a tree fell on their house, they quickly learned two-thirds of it was built without permits in the first place.

'It's never been this bad': Security guard expects to be put on hold every time he calls 911

A Toronto security guard who has worked in the field for more than two decades is speaking out against the wait times he's experienced recently calling 911, saying he now expects to be put on hold no matter what emergency he's facing.

Filipino-Canadian media personality breaks silence in community on sexual assault

Rachelle Cruz is speaking publicly about an incident of alleged sexual assault in hopes it'll encourage other women in her community to raise their voice in the #Metoo movement.

Mentally disabled man anxious about Presto after transit card problems nearly left him stranded

Grant Koturbash, 52, says TTC driver told him to get off the bus and to put money on his Presto card after it was declined. The problem is, Koturbash is unable to load the card on his own, and relies on a social worker or family.

10 years after William Junior Appiah was shot dead, his brother pleads for new tips

William Junior Appiah was just 18 when he was gunned down on Sept 16, 2008 while playing basketball across from the Driftwood Community centre. Police believe he was targeted. But a decade later, there have been no charges and no arrests.