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Crunching the numbers at Legal Aid Ontario

Reducing deficits and finding efficiencies are generally good things, but it’s obviously disappointing that the transformative change the government promised has yet to happen, says this Law Times...

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Law Times
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February 13, 2012

For donor offspring, another round in the legal battle to know their parentage

A landmark case that pits the privacy rights of people who donate eggs or sperm against those of their potential offspring to know their biological parentage will be back in court Tuesday.

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The Globe and Mail
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February 13, 2012

First Nations child welfare on the line in Federal Court

In 2010, the chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a human rights complaint against the government from two First Nations organizations. Now, the tribunal's decision is coming...

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Canada.com
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February 13, 2012

Access to justice is legal profession's 'global warming'

"Access to justice" was the subject of a lecture that David Scott, co-chairman of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and counsel with the firm's Ottawa office, delivered at the University of Calgary on...

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Law Times
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February 13, 2012

Family law being shunned?

If more lawyers aren't persuaded to take on divorce and child custody cases, even relatively straightforward family matters could drag on for many months, perhaps years, experts say.

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The Lawyers Weekly
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February 13, 2012

Landmark Supreme Court ruling says adults with mental disabilities can give reliable court testimony

The Supreme Court of Canada ruling says adults with mental disabilities are able to give truthful and reliable testimony, even if they can't explain what an oath is.

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National Post
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February 13, 2012
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METRAC
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February 11, 2012

February 17: Family Day action to demand justice for migrant farmworker deaths

Date February 17, 2012
Time 12 p.m.
Where Office of the Chief Coroner, 32 Grenville St (College and Bay), followed by march to the Ministry of Labour, 400 University Ave. (University and Dundas)
Contact Chris Ramsaroop 647-832-4932 or Nicole Wall 613-296-8719

Justicia for Migrant Workers is urging community allies to join them to demand justice for the families of Ralston White and Paul Roach, ...

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Justicia for Migrant Workers
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February 10, 2012

Q & A: How will the country's copyright laws affect Canadians?

Are Canadians aware of what the implications are for Bill C-11 in Canada and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S.? Global News spoke with experts to discuss how these proposals will...

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Global News
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February 09, 2012

Community Advocates Call For Coroner's Inquest

The advocacy group Justicia for Migrant Workers is calling on the Chief Coroner to initiate the first ever inquest involving the deaths of migrant workers in Hampstead, Ontario.

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Justicia for Migrant Workers
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February 09, 2012

The police and people with mental illness

A podcast from the CBC's TheCurrent examines how police training and practice is adjusting to recognize mental illness on the beat.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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February 09, 2012

Temporary Migrant Workers

This page on the Canadian Council for Refugees website brings attention to solutions that have been proposed to improve the situation of temporary migrant workers, including better protections and...

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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February 08, 2012

Deadly collision raises labour rights questions

In a statement commenting on conditions experienced by migrant workers, Deena Ladd of the Workers' Action Centre says they often don't receive the same protections as other workers, and have...

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CTV News
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February 08, 2012

Social Assistance Review Part 3: Merging OW and ODSP

This webinar, held February 6, is on the topic "Merging OW and ODSP," and how this is presented in the Options Paper that the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in...

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Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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February 07, 2012

Migrant Workers in Canada - Used and Abused

The Canadian Council for Refugees has produced a new awareness-raising paper about migrant workers and the abuses happening under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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February 06, 2012

Small Claims Court facing challenges

The province's plan to make the so-called people's court more accessible is facing a number of challenges, including delays and an increased caseload involving more complicated matters, according...

Article source:
Law Times
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February 06, 2012

Debt Management Clinic

Date Select Saturdays from February 11 through June
Time 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Where 815 Danforth Avenue, 2nd Floor (near Jones Ave)
Phone
 416-645-6000 ext. 1336
Email debtclinic@woodgreen.org

This free service offers any community member the opportunity to speak to a trained volunteer about financial or debt-related concerns.  Service is available by appointment...

Article source:
Woodgreen Community Centre
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February 06, 2012

February 17 Roundtable Discussion: Race, Identity, And Belonging - A generation gap?

Date February 17, 2012
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where Ryerson University, Cara Commons, Room 1-150, 7th floor, Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Email
vents@crrf-fcrr.ca

The roundtable will focus on the changing perceptions and experiences of "identity" and "belonging" amongst Canada's increasingly complex ethno-racial composition, and how these changes manifest...

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Canadian Race Relations Foundation
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February 06, 2012

The Social Assistance Review Options Paper has been released

The Options Paper from the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance (SAR) in Ontario has been released. The Income Security Advocacy Centre has provided links to it, a message from the...

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Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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February 03, 2012

Scotiabank employee fired over part-time job

Depending on the terms of your employment, accepting a second job may mean your primary employer can fire you without notice or compensation.

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Toronto Star
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February 03, 2012