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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

Know Your Rights Project – Working Group call to action

CNIB has received funding from the LFO for its "Know Your Rights" project, which will help people who are blind or partially sighted understand their rights under law in Ontario.

Article source:
CNIB
Posted:
February 07, 2018

Youth will have say in coroner's review of group and foster home safety

Up to 10 youth with experience in Ontario's child welfare system will be invited to inform a panel of experts probing the deaths of 11 young people in residential care over the past three years....

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 07, 2018

On the Radar: Better employment standards for workers in Ontario

Recent changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) aim to improve conditions for workers. This month's On the Radar highlights some of these changes.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
February 07, 2018

Government of Ontario Expands Helpline for Indigenous Women Facing Violence

The provincial government is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario.

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

WSIB has now accepted 36 previously rejected Peterborough General Electric health claims

A series of cancer diagnoses among former GE workers in Peterborough was first noted in the 1990s. Yet over the last 12 years, many workers who made claims to WSIB were turned down.

Article source:
The Peterborough Examiner
Posted:
February 06, 2018

Social Assistance Survey from the Ministry of Community and Social Services

The Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services is asking you to complete their short survey on your experience with Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Posted:
February 06, 2018

London, Ont. court case could challenge Canada's prostitution laws

Experts have predicted it was only a matter of time before Canada's three-year-old prostitution laws, contained in Bill C-36, were challenged.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 06, 2018

#MeToo disrupts Canada's precarious democracy: Reasonable Doubt

This columnist asks, where do we turn if our institutions fail to keep us safe?

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
February 06, 2018

March 1 webinar: The Employment Standards Act, 2000 after Bill 148: Enforcing and shaping Ontario's new employment standards

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Online

For more information: David Bush at bushd@lao.on.ca

Community legal clinic staff, students, and community members are invited to this webinar.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
February 06, 2018

5 women killed in January victims of alleged intimate partner violence, police say

Five women have been killed in alleged acts of intimate partner violence in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) so far this year, according to police.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 05, 2018

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould concerned about low number of Indigenous people on juries

The issue came into focus last week in the trial of Gerald Stanley, who is accused of killing 22-year-old Cree man Colten Boushie on his Saskatchewan farm in 2016.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 05, 2018