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September 26: Elder Law Issues

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Presentations will address a variety of considerations, different forms of elder abuse, legal rights, and ways a lawyer can help you and your family. 

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
June 19, 2018

Toronto company criticized for job ad saying 'men are preferred' for 25-pound lifting

Stating a preference of men over women is still potentially grounds for the company to be brought to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, say advocates.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 19, 2018

Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
June 19, 2018

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Article source:
Financial Post
Posted:
June 19, 2018

CLEO Job Postings: Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst and Access to Justice (A2J) Services Analyst

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst and an Access to Justice (A2J) Services Analyst to help develop...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
June 19, 2018

Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?

The Safe Third Country Agreement is based on both countries being safe for refugees. If Canada cannot remove migrants to the U.S. without safety concerns, some say the deal should end.

Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current
Posted:
June 18, 2018

New Thunder Bay program helps people save money on electricity

Applicants can qualify for everything from LED lights to new appliances and insulation in Thunder Bay Hydro's new program. 

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 18, 2018

June 20: Annual Law Society of Ontario program honouring Pride Month

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Panel discussion: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Reception: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law (SOGIC) Section of the Ontario Bar Association for our annual program honouring Pride Month.

Article source:
Law Society of Ontario
Posted:
June 18, 2018

LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

Outgoing treasurer Paul Schabas says that a deeper relationship with Legal Aid Ontario is one of the most enduring things he accomplished in the role.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
June 18, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 June 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
June 15, 2018

July 11: Retiring On A Low Income

When: July 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., Toronto, Ontario

John Stapleton from Open Policy Ontario shares how to get the most from income security programs like OAS, GIS, CPP, and ODSP.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
June 15, 2018

Tenants opposing rent increase accuse building staff of harassment, obstruction

Tenants in The Crossways are accusing building management of using intimidation tactics, including calling in the police, to shut down their attempts to organize against a proposed rent hike.

Article source:
Posted:
June 15, 2018

12 investigations launched into workplace complaints at London City Hall

The outside investigation was launched in April after 68 people lodged complaints with the London Abused Women's Centre, claiming a culture of fear and bullying in some city departments.

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

Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Posted:
June 14, 2018

Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

Advocates say the judgment means anyone experiencing discriminatio because of rules or requirements in federal laws will have to argue a Charter challenge to the law in court.

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
June 14, 2018

Canadian restaurant industry serving up sexual-harassment training

Groups pushing for change point to the hospitality industry's woeful lack of sophisticated HR practices as a major impediment to effectively dealing with issues of sexual harassment.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 14, 2018

The problem with car insurance in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt

Cuts in auto insurance means shifting part of the burden of looking after the victims of our roadways onto taxpayers.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
June 13, 2018

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

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

How should cities decide where to locate safe-injection sites?

London, Ont. wants to open a supervised drug-use facility in an apartment building where drugs are rife — but residents are feeling left out of the process.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
June 13, 2018

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

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