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Interrupted Childhoods and Overrepresentation in the Wrong Places

Given the lack of objective basis for racial definitions, some people query why we track racial statistics in society at all.

Article source:
Slaw
Posted:
April 16, 2018

Federal government to relax restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities

The government will change the policy that bars prospective immigrants deemed medically inadmissible to Canada, as part of their aim to build an inclusive society.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 16, 2018

Immigrant women in Canada earn less, face more employment challenges: government report

Immigration department data shows a persistent gap between female immigrants and both their Canadian-born counterparts and male immigrants.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 13, 2018

May 3: Windsor Lunch and Learn: Clients with legal questions? CLEO can help.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: United Way Windsor-Essex County Boardroom, 300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1, Windsor ON

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 13, 2018

How Bill C-75 will impact the preliminary inquiry: Reasonable Doubt

The federal government announced legislation that would change sections of the Criminal Code, but it’s a bad idea, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
April 13, 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace an 'epidemic': human resources survey

Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, a new report says.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
April 13, 2018

A new edition of Fighting an Eviction is now available from CLEO

Updated with the new rules that apply when a landlord claims they want to take over a rental unit for their own use. Also has new information on getting help to pay the rent.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 13, 2018

May 4: REGISTER now for the LIEN annual conference!

When:  Friday, May 4, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: 63 Gould Street, Oakham House, Ryerson University, Thomas Lounge (ground floor)

There is no registration fee for this conference and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Preference will be given to those who register by April 29, 2018.

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report says underlying social issues involved in over-representation of the children are "...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Youth-Police Dialogues: A chat with Ontario Justice Education Network

Guest author Michelle Thompson joins PLE Learning Exchange Ontario to share an interview she conducted about an innovative project that brings police and marginalized youth together.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Ottawa moves to curb spread of payday loan outlets

The province recently changed the Ontario Municipal Act to allow cities to limit the number of payday loan outlets.

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

Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism

Angelique EagleWoman, who became first Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school, says efforts to bring meaningful change “thwarted” by Lakehead University.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Municipalities Can Now Require Affordable Units in New Residential Developments

Inclusionary zoning is a planning tool that allows municipalities to require developers to include affordable housing units in residential developments.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
April 11, 2018

Why Ontarians should care about Wisconsin's water

If Foxconn, a major Taiwanese electronics company, is permitted to take Great Lakes water, it will be much easier for other companies to do the same in the future.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
April 11, 2018

This temp worker was being strangled by a machine. Her co-worker didn’t know how to help

A "review of the training documents provided do not support that either Amina Diaby or her co-worker ... had received training in the location and use of the emergency safety buttons."

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 11, 2018

Improve Access to Photo Cards and Birth Certificates - Support Bill 26

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic wants access to photo cards and birth certificates improved - marginalized and vulnerable people often cannot afford to pay for this identification.

Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton
Posted:
April 11, 2018

Eliminating peremptory challenges make trials less fair

Bill C-75's elimination of peremptory challenges will make it harder for Indigenous people and people of colour to get a fair trial in this country: Nader R. Hasan is a criminal and...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 11, 2018

We must end discrimination in jury selection

The peremptory challenge − the unfettered ability of lawyers to exclude a limited number of otherwise qualified jurors from serving − has come under intense scrutiny over the last 35 years.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
April 10, 2018

GoodLife Fitness settles unpaid wages class action

Last year, the scope of the suit was expanded nationwide -- so the settlement, which is pending court approval, will impact thousands of current and former non-managerial employees across Canada...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 10, 2018

Companies that collect data must be held to account

Facebook’s initial approach was to defend itself by saying no systems were hacked and no information was stolen. At least that was honest: this was simply business as usual.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 10, 2018