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WSIB to review more than 250 GE Peterborough claims

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn says the claims will be processed as a broader system for dealing with claims is developed.

Article source:
MyKawartha.com
Posted:
September 18, 2017

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

Ministers of justice and public safety say the government is not turning a "blind eye" to the issue.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 18, 2017

L'Arche London opens new Gathering Place for people with intellectual disabilities

London's L'Arche community has opened Gathering Place, an 8,000 square foot facility in Lambeth that will provide day program activities for people with developmental disabilities.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 18, 2017

Fiera Foods hires independent auditor to review use of temp workers, health and safety practices

Fiera Foods' announcement of an internal audit came after the company pleaded guilty to Ministry of Labour charges related to the death of temp agency worker Amina Diaby.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 15, 2017

Podcast will focus on issues around access to justice

To shed light on the access to justice issue, TAG manager, Sabreena Delhon, and freelance producer and writer, Jane Kim, started a podcast this month through TAG called "Architects of Justice."

Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Posted:
September 15, 2017

OPP overhauls sexual assault investigation process

Ontario Provincial Police officers who investigate sexual assault will soon receive new training, more supervision, additional resources and external scrutiny from local victim-support groups.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
September 15, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 September 2017

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:
September 15, 2017

Toronto to get 2,000 market-rent and affordable units

The city and the province are moving forward with the development of mixed-income rental units. At least 30 per cent will be affordable housing, or at or below market rent.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 14, 2017

Segregation a last-resort to keep prisons and inmates safe, feds argue

The federal government says in response to the CCLA's constitutional challenge that administrative segregation is only used when there is no other alternative and that it recognizes its harms.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 14, 2017

Legal aid clinic expands to include help for employment law issues

The Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic is expanding its services to low-income residents to include employment law issues, such as termination and harassment or discrimination at work.

Article source:
The Chatham Voice
Posted:
September 14, 2017

September 20: Webinar on Employment Rights and Responsibilities: Important Information for Ontario Newcomers

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eastern Time

Where: Online

To learn about employment rights and responsibilities for newcomers to Ontario, please attend one of the webinars on this topic offered by the Ministry of Labour.

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Posted:
September 14, 2017

What can I do about a condo neighbour who smokes: Reasonable doubt

My neighbour's cigarette and marijuana smoke enters my condo unit. Who's responsible for making it stop?

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
September 14, 2017

September 19: Unions: Benefits and services for the worker

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: 8 Main St. E., Hamilton

You are invited to learn about how unions work in Canada, union membership, its benefits, training opportunities, and fair wages.

Article source:
Immigrants Working Centre
Posted:
September 13, 2017

New or updated resources from CLEO

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
September 13, 2017

Would a lawyer in 2017 advise a woman to report a rape?

Linda Silver Dranoff wrote a column in 1980 in which she outlined options for rape victims, but did not give a definitive answer to that question. Now she has one.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 13, 2017

September 27: Legal Aid Ontario hosts community meeting about legal services for Ontario's Black communities

When: Wednesday September 27, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

LAO wants to hear your views in order to begin the important work of setting up a new, independent, Black-focused and Black-led clinic.

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
Posted:
September 13, 2017

Over 30 Organizations from Across Canada call for a Fair EI Appeal Process

The federal government asked KPMG to review the way that the appeals process works around Employment Insurance (EI) decisions. 

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
September 13, 2017

New centre offers CPD opportunities in French

A new centre is offering CPD opportunities to French-speaking lawyers in Ontario that allow them to complete some or all of their mandatory Law Society CPD hours in French.

Article source:
University of Ottawa
Posted:
September 12, 2017

Tenants, know your rights: Understanding Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act

Without prior experience or knowledge of the rights codified in the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), student renters may fall into a trap of signing leases that violate their rights.

Article source:
The Varsity
Posted:
September 12, 2017

Ontario must toughen law to protect temporary workers: Editorial

The legislation now before the Ontario legislature does not address issues that affect temp workers' rights, safety, and earnings: Toronto Star editorial.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 12, 2017