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Safe Streets Act to be challenged in court

Gerry Williams spent almost a decade without a place to call home, trapped, as he puts it, by alcoholism and undiagnosed mental health issues as he was slowly buried under a mountain of debt.

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Ontario privacy watchdog criticizes secrecy about facilities that provide assisted dying

Ontario’s privacy commissioner is calling on the provincial government to make information identifying publicly funded facilities that provide medically assisted...

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77-year-old seeks court declaration to allow her medically-assisted death

A 77-year-old GTA woman in "intolerable suffering" from incurable osteoarthritis wants medical assistance to die but can't find a doctor willing to do it.

The only issue is...

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When marijuana is legal, can I grow it (and smoke it) in my condo?

The Canadian federal government plans to introduce legislation to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes and the growing of small quantities of plants for personal use. While this legislation will remove the...

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Bill to ensure Ontario workers can take at least 10 sick days a year without a doctor’s note

Sick notes for the boss could soon be a thing of the past in Ontario.

Employers will be banned from asking staff for a doctor's note if they take 10 or fewer days a year...

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Doctors tortured patients at Ontario mental-health centre, judge rules

Patients at a maximum-security mental-health facility in Ontario were tortured by medical doctors over a 17-year period in unethical and degrading human experiments, a judge has ruled in a lawsuit.

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On the Radar: What happens when someone on ODSP gets a medical review date

This month's On the Radar talks about the process that the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) uses when they do a medical review.

Who gets a medical review date

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More Canadians seeking CPP disability benefits have denials overturned on appeal

Nearly half the Canadians who seek to have decisions denying them access to Canada Pension Plan disability benefits are successfully appealing the rulings – a statistic that is giving experts cause for concern.

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June 15: Rethinking Justice: 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

An announcement from Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: This year's Symposium is devoted to a critical look at the unjust criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Themes to be discussed include:

  • Current state of...
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New accessibility laws should include rules for employment, inclusive buildings, transport

Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for disabled people have identified high unemployment rates, inaccessible buildings and barriers in transportation as some of the key issues that need to be addressed.

The priorities were laid...

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