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21 February: Reflections on rights: James Anaya speaks on Indigenous Peoples and human rights

When: Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Jackman Law Building, U of T Faculty of Law, 78 Queens Park, Moot Court Room, J250, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

James Anaya is Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, former U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and an international human rights lawyer.

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Posted:
February 13, 2018

Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

A legal clinic is challenging the constitutionality of part of the Income Tax Act that bars refugee claimants from receiving Canada child benefits.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
February 13, 2018

The Spectator's view: Canada needs Indigenous jurors

If there had been Indigenous members on that jury in Battleford, Canadians would have had more confidence that they had just witnessed justice being done: Hamilton Spectator opinion piece.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
February 13, 2018

New and Revised CLEO Publications - February 13, 2018

CLEO is pleased to announce 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:
February 13, 2018

Firm that failed to pay translators 'aggressively targets' new immigrants, court says

Able Translations denies the allegations and says it has a "positive relationship" with its 8,000 interpreters. 

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 13, 2018

Ontario's new standard rental lease will be easier for landlords and tenants

Ontario leases will soon be easier to read and use as a standard lease form and guide book will roll out at the end of April.

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

Telcos demand hefty fees for personal data that should be free, says Citizen Lab report

Dating apps, fitness trackers and telecom companies are inconsistent in how they answer consumer requests for their personal data, according to a new report from the University of Toronto.

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

Temporary supervised drug-use site to open in London, Ont.

It's the first of what is expected to be many under a new provincial emergency response program that will fill the gap for communities waiting on permanent supervised injection sites.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 12, 2018

Reports cite heavy toll of legal problems on Canadian society

The price paid for legal problems includes impacts on health, loss of employment, and an increased reliance on social assistance, reports the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ).

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
February 12, 2018

As 'personal use' evictions appear to spike in Toronto, tenants suspicious of landlord cash grabs

Some landlords want to cash in on the red hot rental market by claiming to need the unit, says tenant advocate Geordie Dent of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations (FMTA).

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

New home phone fraud scheme dupes 5 Toronto victims out of $5.1M

Toronto police have warned the public about an "emerging" and relatively sophisticated phone fraud scheme that has already cost at least five victims in Toronto more than $5 million in...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 09, 2018

February 13: Show love for Tim Hortons workers and workers' rights!

Workers' Action Centre has lots of information about how you can get involved in the Fight for &15 & Fairness at Tim Hortons and other businesses. 

Article source:
Workers' Action Centre
Posted:
February 09, 2018

Tenants fighting eviction from Parkdale warehouse find out landlord lacks building permit

A group of entrepreneurs and artists has been scrambling to find new office spaces, only to learn that the property they're being evicted from could sit vacant for a year.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 09, 2018

February 27: Webinar on new Guidelines for Better Legal Information

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Online

To learn more about the new Guidelines for Better Legal Information and how they apply to your work, you can join CLEO's webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
February 09, 2018

Provincial government invests funds in eastern Ontario justice system

The provincial government is spending over $7 million in an attempt to improve access to justice in eastern Ontario and the capital region.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
February 08, 2018

Permanent Residence Changes for Caregivers

Settlement.org has provided links to information to use if you are a caregiver in the Caring for Children Program or the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program.

Article source:
Settlement.Org
Posted:
February 08, 2018

Ontario's new standard lease could crack down on 'wild west' rental agreements

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) is concerned about one section lurking near the bottom of the form, called "additional terms."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 08, 2018

Ontario campuses see increase in precarious jobs, study shows

Job insecurity "on the rise, though not equally and not for everyone," according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 08, 2018

March 1: Share and learn about PLE with us

When: Thursday, March 1, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m. EST

Where: On the phone

Chris Veldhoven, LGBTQ Community Program Coordinator with The LGBTQ Parenting Network, will talk about legal-information-related initiatives in the health promotion work of the Network.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
February 08, 2018

Government of Ontario Introduces New Standard Lease

Ontario is introducing a new, simple, standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
February 07, 2018