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Ontario urged to overhaul power of attorney laws to improve 'accountability'

The creation of a specialized tribunal and more education and transparency around power of attorney are among the 58 recommendations in a report going to government on strengthening the laws around...

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Toronto's Advocacy Centre for the Elderly offers tips to prevent abuse

From an article in InsideToront.com: Elder abuse – it can happen to anyone.

Trust your instincts. Ask questions. Protect yourself, and help others.

Lawyer Judith Wahl shared that advice Monday, as well as insights...

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Video: Long-term care home where resident beaten cited several times for abuse

From a news item from CityNews: CityNews has learned a facility where an 85-year-old man was brutally attacked by another resident had been warned more than a handful of times that it needed to do a better job at protecting its...

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Lack of strategy for senior prisoners raises human rights issues: advocates

Convicted killer Francis McLaughlin was a free man for more than 25 years before the parole board noticed a change in his behaviour and sent him back to prison, where he died about 10 months later.

McLaughlin was sentenced to life in...

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February 21: Community Forum on Strategizing to Prevent Seniors Evictions

Information from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation: CERA has been working with senior tenants and their service providers to understand the needs of older adults during evictions.

Join us for a candid and critical...

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Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

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Steps to Justice

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems. It gives comprehensive online information on common legal problems...

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Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems.'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of...

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December 19: Public Legal Education Session on Powers of Attorney

Who will look after your affairs if you become mentally incapable? Come and learn about Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Powers of Attorney for Property.

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CPP changes won't leave out women: Jean-Yves Duclos

The federal minister in charge of the country's social safety net says new parents, particularly women, won't lose out on increased Canada Pension Plan benefits if they leave the workforce to...

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