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Canada's first national accessibility law should be ready by next spring: Hehr

The federal minister responsible for crafting Canada's first national accessibility legislation says the law should be ready by next spring and should benefit not only people with disabilities, but their caregivers.

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November 28: Steps to Justice Training, Rexdale

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has launched Steps to Justice. Steps to Justice is a new interactive website that gives reliable, step-by-step information on common legal problems in family, income...

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In Sarnia's Chemical Valley, is 'toxic soup' making people sick?

In the hours before daylight on Feb. 8, 2014, toxic benzene leaking from a Sarnia chemical plant wafted toward the homes of the Sherwood Village neighbourhood in the shadow of the city's industrial stacks.

"Yeah, I can...

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New WSIB policy on mental health will set workers back decades, critics say

A new mental health policy at the provincial workers compensation board leaves workplace accident victims "in a worse position than they have ever been," according to a coalition of legal experts and injured worker advocates...

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October 24: Helping your clients find good legal information, Guelph

CLEO is offering a free workshop in Guelph for frontline workers called "Helping your clients find good legal information." The workshop aims to provide strategies and tools to non-legal community workers on how to find reliable, relevant,...

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People With Disabilities in Poverty Trap, Says Report

Canada is continuing to leave people with disabilities in poverty, says a report released Thursday by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ).

The faith-based organization's annual report on poverty trends shows...

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Ban 'dungeon' for Ontario inmates in solitary confinement, prisons adviser urges

Ontario's independent corrections adviser is calling for the removal of several makeshift pens used in provincial prisons that are similar in size and construction to the notorious "dog kennels" recently dismantled at a...

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Province announces $20M funding program to help retirement homes install automatic sprinklers

The province has pledged $20 million to help install automatic fire sprinkler systems in small retirement homes across Ontario — after more than two decades of pressure from safety advocates.

During the announcement on Wednesday in Toronto...

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Ontario pledges $1M to help ailing miners exposed to toxic dust

The Ontario government will commit $1 million in funding to assist Ontario miners who believe years of exposure to toxic aluminum dust left them with debilitating neurological diseases, the Star has learned

The Ministry of Labour is expected to...

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November 3: Steps to Justice workshop in Hamilton

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has launched Steps to Justice. Steps to Justice is a new interactive website that gives reliable, step-by-step information on common legal problems in family, social...

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