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'It's problematic,' Bill C-75 to leave low-income people without access to legal help

Legal Assistance of Windsor and Community Legal Aid, and the Association of Canadian Clinical Legal Education want the federal government to consult with the public before moving forward.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
August 02, 2018

The Law Foundation of Ontario invites nonprofit organizations to apply for a Connecting rural regions grant

The purpose of the granting is to support community organizations to improve the delivery of legal information, referrals, and support to residents of a rural area.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
August 02, 2018

Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic 40th Anniversary Celebration 1978 – 2018

In 1978, the clinic opened its doors as "Thunder Bay District Native Legal Counselling Services". It is the first indigenous legal clinic in Ontario. Kinna-aweya is the Ojibwa word for "everyone...

Article source:
Netnewsledger.com
Posted:
August 02, 2018

Under fire from Opposition, PCs provide no timeline about when basic income pilot will end

The Ontario government is defending its decision to cancel the province's basic income pilot project, suggesting the program discouraged participants from finding work.

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

They thought they were saving for their kids' education but were shocked to learn their money was gone

An investigation found that since 2014, there have been close to 500 complaints to Heritage Education Funds from customers who lost all or some of their contributions.

 

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
August 01, 2018

Ontario's cuts to social assistance will hurt the most vulnerable in Ontario

The announcement to cut social assistance rates by 1.5 per cent will take approximately $150 million out of the hands of people who are among the most vulnerable in Ontario.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
August 01, 2018

Ontario PCs roll back Liberal-era social assistance changes

Ontario's new Progressive Conservative government has announced reductions to planned increases in rates and the cancellation of the basic income pilot project.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
August 01, 2018

Vancouver moves to expropriate two derelict Sahota-owned hotels

The city has expropriated properties in the past to for the construction of parks or roads, but it says this is the first time it has gone after real estate to punish a problem landlord.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 31, 2018

Two years after Jordan, the Ottawa courthouse remains beset by delays

More than 20 per cent of criminal cases in Ottawa are at risk of breaching Supreme Court limits on "unreasonable delay" two years after the Jordan decision set new standards for swift justice.

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
July 31, 2018

Flemingdon Park tenants plan to withhold cheques in rent hike protest

Tenants are planning to hold back rent cheques starting Wednesday, Aug. 1, to protest an application by owner the Minto Group for an increase of 4.8 per cent above the provincial guideline.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 31, 2018

Toronto Community Housing plans to go smoke free — including pot

Toronto Community Housing intends to go smoke free in a move that will limit or prevent new tenants from smoking cigarettes -- and marijuana -- on its property, a spokesperson confirmed.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 30, 2018

Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

The process raises concerns about privacy of data held by ancestry websites, and highlights political pressure over the handling of migrants by Canada's Liberal government.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 30, 2018

The story of the 'largest urban eviction campaign' in Canada

Come September 30, Hussein, along with more than 400 other residents of Ottawa's Heron Gate community will face eviction.

Article source:
VICE News
Posted:
July 30, 2018

July 2018 Canadian Environmental Law Association bulletin

Challenging Ontario's ending of the cap-and-trade program, the Toxics Reduction Act, upcoming public events, and more.

Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
Posted:
July 30, 2018

Help on the way for Black families navigating Ontario's child protection system

One Vision One Voice (OVOV) is aimed at addressing the over-representation of Black children in the care of children's aid societies.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 30, 2018

Would a ban on guns save lives? Look at places where it did

The Globe and Mail's Doug Saunders looks at what happened in Germany, Scotland, and Australia when guns were banned.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 27, 2018

Those working in Canada's legal cannabis industry at risk entering U.S.

Those employed at legal and licensed Canadian cannabis companies could face denial of entry and lifetime bans from the U.S. if they tell a border official where they work.

Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Posted:
July 27, 2018

About to be homeless, and helpless to stop it

A woman with multiple sclerosis who expects to be homeless within days says the city is refusing to help until she's actually on the street.

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

Canada's test-tube baby regulations need to be rewritten, critics say

Critics say Canada's rules can push people who want kids and need IVF and/or surrogates to jurisdictions outside of the country that have fewer restrictions.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 26, 2018

A look into Canadian firearm ownership laws

Types of firearms, gun licenses and how to qualify for one, accepted reasons for owning a restricted gun, carrying and transporting a restricted firearm, and storing guns.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
July 26, 2018