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Inquest says one agency should oversee Ontario's mental health services

Ontario must do a better job of sharing records on mentally ill people between agencies and create a single organization to co-ordinate all mental health and addiction services, a coroner's...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
October 15, 2010

EI enhancements extended

Employment Insurance enhancements that were scheduled to end in December have been extended, Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced Tuesday.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
October 15, 2010

Legal aid funding urgent, advocates say

Canada's legal system should be one of the pillars of the country's social safety net, but instead it is withering from a lack of resources, say legal aid advocates.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
October 15, 2010

October 18: Register now for Monday's Motor Vehicle Dealers Act webinar

Date October 18, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where online

This webinar for community workers and advocates gives an overview of recently strengthened consumer protections related to new and used motor vehicle sales and leases in Ontario.

Article source:
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.
Posted:
October 14, 2010

November 10: LIEN regional workshop in Kingston

Date November 10, 2010
Time 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where 1200 Princess Street, Sisters of Providence Motherhouse, Kingston

This workshop, presented by the Low-Income Energy Network, is part of the network's focus on building the capacity of network members and other organizations to become "experts" or "resource...

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
Posted:
October 14, 2010

Niqab must be removed if trial fairness jeopardized, court rules

Muslim witnesses wearing a face-covering niqab must remove it to testify if the covering would truly jeopardize a fair trial, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled today.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
October 14, 2010

Canada's stateless children

An article on the Canadian Council for Refugees web site calls for Canada to amend the Citizenship Act so that children are protected from statelessness.

Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees
Posted:
October 14, 2010

Human rights tribunal slams Toronto police

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario says Toronto police must undergo training for dealing with internal complaints after a former constable was "stripped of her dignity as a woman."

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
October 14, 2010

Sign the Call for Prosecutorial Guidelines for HIV Non-Disclosure

The Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure has launched a "Sign the Call" campaign calling for Ontario's Attorney General to immediately undertake a process to develop guidelines...

Article source:
Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure (CLHE)
Posted:
October 14, 2010

October 28: Free workshop on tenants' rights

Date October 28, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where 2562 Eglinton Ave. West (Keele & Eglinton), Toronto

This workshop at the Community Action Resource Centre focuses on the rights and responsibilities of tenants, repairs, maintenance, and more.

Article source:
Community Action Resource Centre
Posted:
October 14, 2010

Petition to improve funding for Ontario's Developmental services

The Ontario government's Passport and Special Services at Home (SSAH) programs are vital supports for Ontarians with intellectual disabilities. However, thousands of families that qualify for...

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
October 13, 2010

Canada's opaque visitor visa system

Embassy magazine reports that visa rejection cases involving both average travelers and high-ranked officials have sparked a debate about the transparency of Canada's temporary visa determination...

Article source:
Posted:
October 13, 2010

No jail for fetal alcohol sufferers: lawyers

People who suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder should not go to jail for crimes they commit, according to the head of the Canadian Bar Association.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
October 13, 2010

October 16: Permanent residents can still be deported: Information session in Spanish

Time 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where 2141 Jane St., 2nd Floor, Toronto

The Legal Clinic at The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples will be having an information session about the possibility that permanent residents of Canada can still be deported, and what their...

Article source:
Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples (CSSP)
Posted:
October 12, 2010

Canadian Citizenship guide to include gay rights

The next printing of a guide designed to educate immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship will contain references to gay rights -- ones that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney had vetoed for...

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
October 07, 2010

Training course on working with high conflict families in custody and access disputes

Date November 24, 2010 to November 25, 2010
Where Toronto (Bathurst/Sheppard)

This training course is for professionals working with high conflict families where there are allegations of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.

Article source:
Jewish Family & Child Services of Toronto
Posted:
October 07, 2010

CLEONet makes it easier to browse resources by language

We have just made changes to the CLEONet Resources section to make it easier to find legal information by language.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
October 07, 2010

October 19th Canada Day of Action for a Federal Housing Strategy

Date October 19, 2010
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

On October 19th, join with housing and homelessness activists across the country in calling on Conservative and Bloc Quebecois MPs to support Bill C-304 and make a commitment to ensuring everyone...

Article source:
Red Tent
Posted:
October 06, 2010

Put Food in the Budget launches its Do the Math Challenge

The Do the Math Challenge asks participants to rely on a diet that a person on social assistance might receive from a food bank for three days to a week.

Article source:
Put Food in the Budget
Posted:
October 06, 2010

Advocates call for national action on missing women

The federal government should regard some of the hundreds of documented cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women as a human smuggling issue and develop a national strategy to solve the...

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
October 04, 2010