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Ontario Bar Association offers reasons to make a will

The Ontario Bar Association has kicked off its annual awareness campaign about wills, called Make a Will Month, and is holding information sessions all over the province.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 20, 2018

Ministry of Health not consulted about health impacts of removing paid sick days, advocates told

When pressed on the health implications of the bill, the minister said neither she nor her ministry were involved in its drafting.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 20, 2018

Ontario PC Party passes resolution to not recognize gender identity

Conservative officials were quick to say the resolution is not binding. The next step is for it to be formally voted in at the next policy convention.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Foreign caregivers want major reforms to improve conditions, streamline residency

According to the report, the current regime was developed "without consultation, input or direction" from care workers.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Half of Canadians experience or witness bullying on the job, survey shows

The majority reported the bullying to their employer, but only one-third of workplaces took action, according to a new nationwide survey.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Scammed senior citizens being recruited as drug mules: CBSA

"While organizations like these victimize consumers of all ages, backgrounds and income levels, the elderly appear to have been disproportionately targeted by these networks."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 19, 2018

Canadian law schools trade moot courts for Indigenous land-based learning

Law schools are turning to partnerships with Indigenous communities to lead on-the-land teachings.

Article source:
Macleans Magazine
Posted:
November 16, 2018

Workers' comp for injured food delivery couriers depends on the app they serve

If those couriers get hurt on the job, the CBC has found their eligibility for work-related compensation depends on the province they work in and which app they deliver for.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 16, 2018

Statement by CCCYA president Del Graff on the elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate's office

The Ontario government has eliminated the Ontario Child Advocate's office and has shifted responsibility for its functions to the provincial ombudsman's office.

Article source:
Canadian Council of Child & Youth Advocates (CCCYA)
Posted:
November 16, 2018

December 5: Legal Assistance of Windsor hosts the official launch of The I∙Decide Project

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Capitol Theatre Windsor, 121 University Avenue West, Windsor  N9A 5P4

The I∙Decide Project will deliver education and services to community members with intellectual disabilities in order to promote self-directed decisions and planning.

Article source:
Legal Assistance of Windsor
Posted:
November 15, 2018

Ontario's fiscal update projects deficit at $14.5 billion as province slashes watchdogs, creates tax-cut

The government is also eliminating rent control on new rental units to increase housing supply across the province, but says rent control will remain in place for current tenants.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 15, 2018

Two Big Ideas to Address Toronto's Housing Crisis Now

The city could make serious progress by using surplus land, with the help of real estate tax revenues.

Article source:
The Tyee
Posted:
November 15, 2018

Supreme Court to grapple with murky legal rights of immigration detainees

Should an immigration detainee have the same right to challenge their ongoing detention as their criminally convicted peers?

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 15, 2018

Is Ontario failing adults with developmental disabilities?

Some Ontarians with developmental disabilities wait decades for residential placements, so families are calling for change — and taking the province to court.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
November 14, 2018

New services at CLEO? Tell us what you think!

CLEO is considering hosting a free service to help front-line workers help clients with legal problems, or help community organizations produce better legal information.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
November 14, 2018

Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

The women would be told that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or cauterized, or that "they could not see their baby until they agreed."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 14, 2018

Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, who tabled the bill, says the Juries Act needs reform because it excludes too many people from the jury pool. 

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
November 13, 2018

November is Make a Will Month

Find out more by attending one of the legal information sessions presented by OBA member volunteers at libraries and community hubs across Ontario during November.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
November 13, 2018

Ontario Basic Income Cancellation Births A Movement In Thunder Bay

Now, a couple dozen locals meet weekly to talk about solutions to poverty and plan demonstrations. They call their group Disrupt.

Article source:
Huffington Post Canada
Posted:
November 13, 2018

Four ways a former crown ward would change Canada's child welfare system

This is an episode from the CBC's point-of-view documentary series. It includes links to the article as well as the documentary.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 13, 2018