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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

KEYS Job Centre Co-Launches French Version of Community-Produced Comic Book

The project produced an 8-page comic that illustrates key rights and entitlements found in the ESA, OHSA, and employment provisions of the IRPA.

Article source:
Kingston Herald
Posted:
November 12, 2018

Marriage revokes a will, but divorce or separation does not

Failing to update a will following separation or divorce can create confusion and may lead to conflict when it comes to the distribution of assets following death.

Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com
Posted:
November 12, 2018

How a Canadian law meant to protect sex workers is making it harder for them to stay safe

A majority of respondents in the Vancouver study said the PCEPA didn’t improve their working conditions, while over a quarter reported negative changes.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 12, 2018

'Why not me?': People with disabilities in Thunder Bay voice concerns about accessibility act

The height of hotel beds, placement of automatic door buttons, and the little step-up in doorways were issues raised at public hearings into AODA in Thunder Bay.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 12, 2018

Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

Canada's banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients' banking records without consent.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 09, 2018

What you need to know about the new Police Record Checks Reform Act

On November 1, the Police Records Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) came into force. The new Act standardizes most police record checks in Ontario.

Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Posted:
November 09, 2018