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ISAC Media & Policy News: May 18, 2018

The Income Advocacy Centre rounds up the important news about our Ontario election and issues facing low income people. 

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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May 18, 2018

Family Law Disputes in Ontario: Court is Only the Tip of the Iceberg - May 23, 2018

When: May 23, 2018

Where: Newmarket Library : 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket, L3Y 1W1 · Newmarket, ON

Registration link here

The Ontario Bar Association is sponsoring a "Meet up" on May 23, 2018 featuring Family Lawyer and Mediator Sina Hariri as he explores family law disputes from the lens of the court system, the...

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Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
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May 18, 2018

PLE Learning Exchange's top tip for this week: Have a legal expert review your information

To ensure that it is up to date and reliable, legal information must be written or reviewed by a legal expert with knowledge and experience relating to the area of law.

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PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
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May 17, 2018

Report outlines 'ambitious' housing strategy for Ontario

"An Affordable Housing Plan for Ontario" was created through a partnership between the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario).

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Toronto Star
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May 17, 2018

May 22: Learn about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration, Kingston

Where: Calvin Park Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 88 Wright Crescent, Kingston, ON

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Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
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May 17, 2018

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's May 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics include CALC's new website, travel costs for mental health treatments, consumer law updates and tips, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, employment rights, and more.

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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May 17, 2018

New TTC and GO stations difficult, dangerous for people with disabilities, advocacy group says in new video

In a 30-minute video, David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, demonstrates problems at Union Station, and some GO and Line 1 stations.

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Toronto Star
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May 16, 2018

Stoney Creek Towers rent strikers gird for long haul

Expect rent strikes to continue to pop up as residents grow more disenchanted with the Landlord and Tenant Board, said Kenneth Hale, of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario in Toronto.

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Hamilton Spectator
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May 16, 2018

How workplace harassment can be prevented

A lawyer specializing in litigation and dispute resolution offers seven suggestions for preventing workplace harassment.

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The Globe and Mail
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May 16, 2018

May 22: What is Collaborative Practice in Family Law and how can it work for you? Lively, ON

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Earl Mumford Branch, Lively Public Library and Citizen Service Centre, 15 Kin Drive, Unit A, Lively, ON

This is a presentation on family law and options available for separating spouses, including a detailed overview and discussion regarding the collaborative practice process.

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Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
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May 16, 2018

Delivery driver wants Domino's to pay up after years of making less than minimum wage

Cervantes's Ministry of Labour claim was filed on March 9. More than a month later, he said he was taken off the franchise's work schedule.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 15, 2018

The 'Law Bus' may be rolling into a northern B.C. town near you

The duo - two practicing lawyers from the Lower Mainland - pulls their RV into town, sets up camp, and starts talking law with anyone who is interested.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 15, 2018

Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

This answers a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the initiative prevents the transmission of blood-borne illnesses and to withhold it would violate Charter rights.

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The Globe and Mail
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May 15, 2018

Retired Supreme Court judges object to 50-year embargo on documents: 'Too long for any useful purpose'

Two retired judges of the Supreme Court of Canada say 50 years is too long to seal internal court documents revealing the communications between judges on cases.

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The Globe and Mail
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May 15, 2018

Bedbugs lead to legal woes for Syrian refugee families

Twelve refugee families are embroiled in two separate battles stemming from their time living in a Hamilton highrise.

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Toronto Star
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May 14, 2018

Indefinite solitary confinement is 'torture,' say civil liberties groups

Courts in Ontario and BC have ruled that so-called administrative segregations violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the feds have taken no action except to appeal the B.C. decision.

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CTV News
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May 14, 2018

Supreme Court of Canada to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years

The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ensured that documents disclosing their secret inner workings will not be revealed during their lifetime - and possibly ever.

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The Globe and Mail
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May 14, 2018

May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

When:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m.: Keynote, plenary, reception
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

This Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change forum will focus on past wins, present campaigns, and future challenges.

Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change
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May 14, 2018

June 13: Save the date - PLE Community of Practice conference call

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

You're invited to join the PLE Community of Practice at noon on June 13 to hear from the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School about the unique research they're conducting.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
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May 14, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 11 May 2018 - Ontario Election 2018

Every Friday until Election Day June 7, ISAC will send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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May 11, 2018