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CCR welcomes the elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence

From a Canadian Council for Refugees media release: The Canadian Council for Refugees today welcomed news that the federal government has eliminated conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses and partners.

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New and Revised CLEO Publications - April 20, 2017

CLEO is pleased to announce the following new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit...

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May 4: Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay

Information from the Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre: The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre would like to invite you to an upcoming community information session:

Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay

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April 20: Groupe de soutien pour femmes francophones ayant vécu de la violence / support group for francophone women who have experienced abuse

SFC Ottawa offre un groupe de soutien pour femmes francophones ayant vécu de la violence d'un partenaire à partir du 20 avril prochain. Merci de nous aider à en faire la promotion en affichant et distribuant l'information ci-jointe. Si vous avez des...

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Ontario police force includes external advocates in sex-assault audit

Ontario's Brantford Police Service has become the first Canadian police force to complete a preliminary review of sex-assault cases with the input of front-line advocates.

In response to a Globe and Mail investigation that revealed one of out...

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Ottawa changes policy to ensure women giving birth away from reserves aren't alone

Health Minister Jane Philpott says Ottawa will now pay for someone to travel with Indigenous women who need to leave their communities to give birth – a change to what she called an "extremely unhelpful" policy.

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Mandatory education on sexual assault law a hot topic at school for new judges

The idea of mandatory and comprehensive legal training in Canada's sexual assault laws is proving to be a hot topic at a week-long seminar for new federally appointed judges.

Dozens of judges appointed to Canada's superior courts last fall and...

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Unfounded: Mishandling of sex-assault cases violates right to equality, lawsuit alleges

The 18-year-old Western University student whose sexual-assault allegation was dismissed as "unfounded" by a detective who relied on rape myths and stereotypes during his investigation was the victim of systemic discrimination based on gender, a...

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The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

Information from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): The federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that...

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Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws: Opinion

From a Toronto Star opinion piece by Avvy Go and Chris Buckley: March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as named by the United Nations....

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