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The ARCH Disability Law Centre newsletter is now available

The October 3 issue of ARCH Alert includes Updated Human Rights Commission Policy on Accessible Education, Accessible Canada Act Passes Second Reading, and more.

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
October 04, 2018

Children and youth rights advocate Birdsell to receive 2018 Guthrie Award

Birdsell is the executive director of Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY), a legal aid clinic dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights and dignity of children and youth.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
October 03, 2018

Ford vows Ontario government will get rid of Liberal labour reforms

"I think everyone is really kind of appalled that they would consider getting rid of basic labour legislation," said Deena Ladd of the Toronto-based Workers' Action Centre.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
October 03, 2018

Countdown to #A2J2018

Ontario's third annual Access to Justice Week begins on Monday, October 22, online registration opens soon.

Article source:
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)
Posted:
October 03, 2018

October 10: Elder Law Information

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Lawyers who have expertise dealing with the unique legal issues and needs of older adults will discuss a variety of topics, including elder abuse, at this OBA presentation.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
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October 02, 2018

Injured workers call for reversal of WSIB's 30% premium rate reduction for employers

A 30% reduction made to employer premiums by the provincial government will lead to less compensation for workers who have been injured or made ill on the job: ONIWG.

Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups
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October 02, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information about getting developmental services and supports from the government

CLEO has added new information to Steps to Justice about getting developmental services and supports, what your rights are, and what to do if you are told you don't qualify.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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October 02, 2018

What are the dangers of distracted driving and how to avoid them?

Settlement.org has information about the Distracted Driving Law in Ontario that you must obey in order to avoid accidents, fines and even license suspensions. 

Article source:
Settlement.Org
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October 02, 2018

Ontario Family Court Watch: An invitation to organizations

Organizations interested in participating in the research phase of Ontario Family Court Watch are invited to contact Luke's Place by October 16.

Article source:
Luke's Place
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October 01, 2018

Ontario Tories withholding funding for LGBTQ legal clinic amid spending review

Egale, a national LGBTQ rights organization, was supposed to get funds to run the clinic as well as provide inclusivity training to Ontario’s more than 70 legal clinics.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
October 01, 2018

October 3 and 4: Thunder Bay – Worker Outreach Forum

When: Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 & 4, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 47 Walkover Street, Thunder Bay (behind McDonald's on Red River Road)

The Thunder Bay & Dist. Injured Workers' Support Group and Advocacy North will host an Injured Worker Outreach Forum on Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Article source:
Netnewsledger.com
Posted:
October 01, 2018

'Significant investigative operation' into CRA phone scam underway, public safety minister says

At least 60,000 Canadians have complained over the past 5 years about this scam, and more than $10 million has been stolen during that same time period.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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October 01, 2018

Premier Doug Ford ending Drive Clean plan

Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that as of April 1, the mandatory program would end for passenger cars and trucks.

 
Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 28, 2018

Time of 'self-regulation' is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger laws

Canada's privacy watchdog says there is an urgent need for stronger laws to protect personal information -- and for more money to help his office enforce them.

Article source:
CTV News
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September 28, 2018

Canada Revenue Agency still subjecting taxpayers to 'humiliating, frustrating' benefit review process: report

Canadian taxpayers who spoke to the CBC about their battles with the CRA say the changes made don't go far enough and have made no difference to their experiences so far.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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September 28, 2018

Deaf Canadians 'at risk' in times of national emergency

"Canadian deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind people do not have access to information in a way that is designed to survive a crisis:" Report produced for the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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September 27, 2018

Ontario to allow pot smoking wherever tobacco smoking allowed

The government will also not put a cap on pot shops when it starts licensing and regulating the marketplace.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 27, 2018

Canadian Environmental Law Association's September 2018 Bulletin

Topics in this issue include phasing out imidacloprid, CELA sets up shop in northern Ontario, Green Budget Coalition Budget 2019, and more.

Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
Posted:
September 27, 2018

JFCY Blog: Cannabis Laws in Ontario – Starting Oct 17, 2018

Justice for Children and Youth has produced information and an infographic that explain the new cannabis laws as of October 17.

Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth
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September 27, 2018

Bill Blair to conclude handgun consultations by end of 2018

Pressure has been growing to enact tougher gun laws after a mass shooting along Toronto's Danforth Avenue in July and a deadly attack against a mosque in Quebec City last year.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
September 26, 2018