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Law society initiative to improve diversity is about justice not politics, lawyers say

In recent weeks there has been a flurry of open letters and op-eds in newspapers decrying an initiative from the law society to improve diversity and inclusion in the Ontario legal profession.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 20, 2017

Ontario moves to boost equal-pay protections for temp agency workers

Changes to the proposed law will make it harder for employers to pay temps less for doing the same job.

Article source:
Metro
Posted:
November 17, 2017

Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits

The Toronto Police Association has called for the force to provide the overdose reversal drug to officers.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 17, 2017

November 27-29: Disability and Work in Canada national conference

When: Monday to Wednesday, November 27-29, 2017

Where: Canadian War Museum, Ottawa 

Improving access to the labour force for people with disabilities is the theme of an upcoming conference bringing together individuals with a disability and their supporters.

Article source:
Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy
Posted:
November 17, 2017

Toronto editor of Your Ward News faces hate-related charges

James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine have been charged with wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women, through their publication, Your Ward News.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 17, 2017

New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
November 16, 2017

November 30: Addressing Sexual Violence Presentation, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, P7B 1A9

For more information or to reserve a seat: Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre, 184 Camelot Street, 807.345.7819; or nowcproject@tbaytel.net; or 807-345-7802

This is an opportunity for front-line workers and general community members to talk about how to address and end sexual violence.

Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre
Posted:
November 16, 2017

Province to include adult children with disabilities in child support law

A Brampton single mother's successful Charter challenge has prompted the Ontario government to amend the child support law.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 16, 2017

There is a prescription for poverty's punishing impact on health in Ontario

Ontario should adopt a minimum income standard, expand and extend universal health benefits for low-income persons, and transform the culture of social assistance programs: Opinion.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 16, 2017

Police warn of fraud scam targeting Mandarin speakers in the GTA

Police say the suspects accuse the victims of money laundering and threaten to arrest or seize their assets.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 16, 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:
November 16, 2017

Farooqi and Elghawaby: Nothing honourable about violence against women

Calling some abuse against women "honour-based" violence sensationalizes rather than describes the actions involved, says this opinion piece.

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
November 15, 2017

Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario has put together an informative update on some changes to immigration law. 

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Posted:
November 15, 2017

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

The Senate has approved legislation to amend a 141-year-old law that has prevented indigenous women and their descendants from obtaining the same rights allotted to indigenous men.

Article source:
New York Times
Posted:
November 15, 2017

The Jordan decision's impact on cases of violence against women

The Supreme Court's Jordan ruling on trial delays could have a negative impact on how the justice system responds to violence against women. 

Article source:
Policy Options
Posted:
November 15, 2017

Uber launches new plan to stop illegal refusals to service-animal users

Canadian Uber drivers have been warned it's against the law to deny rides to people who use service animals and that doing so will get them kicked off the ride-sharing platform.

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
November 15, 2017

Why the history of poverty keeps repeating itself: Cohn

Politicians know voters want to help the poor. But they want to help themselves more, says this columnist.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 14, 2017

Jordan Peterson says website plan on hold

The University of Toronto professor says the online list of courses to be avoided that he was going to post "might add excessively to current polarization."

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 14, 2017

Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northern Ontario, Indigenous families are increasingly afraid for the safety of their children who must go south to get a high school education.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
November 14, 2017

November 24: Free Forum on Front-Line Drugs Issues

When: Friday, November 24, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Where: Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen Street West (at Bay Street)

Information: noharm@canadianharmeduction.com

These presentations will be of interest to people who use drugs, their families, people who provide services, and members of the general public.

Article source:
Canadian Harm Reduction Network
Posted:
November 14, 2017