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ODSP Action Coalition Meets Commission Reviewing Social Assistance

Representatives of the ODSP Action Coalition have met with Francis Lankin and Munir Sheikh, the commissioners who are currently reviewing Ontario Works and ODSP, and have given them highlights...

Article source:
ODSP Action Coalition
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July 12, 2011

Religion in Schools

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is monitoring the debate on religion in public schools, which is currently focused on a public school in Toronto that makes its cafeteria available to its...

Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Posted:
July 11, 2011

Gender/Sexuality and the Law

LegalEase is a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show. This episode, on Gender/Sexuality and the Law, features Ponni Arasu, Constance Backhouse, Anne France Goldwater, and Phillip Duguay...

Article source:
LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM
Posted:
July 11, 2011

Illegal immigrants have no right to free health care: Court

An illegal immigrant has no right to free medical intervention or ongoing health care under the Charter of Rights, the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in a precedent-setting decision. The lawyer...

Article source:
National Post
Posted:
July 10, 2011

Breaking The Cycle Of Violence

A London, Ontario, project is aimed at addressing family violence in immigrant and refugee communities. The province is supporting the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration,...

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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July 10, 2011

Ashley Smith case prompts soul searching over value of coroner's inquests

The troubled inquest into the 2007 prison death of 19-year-old Ashley Smith, which has turned into a shambles, according to the Globe and Mail, with the sudden departure of the presiding coroner...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 10, 2011

Connecting Communities Project Update

CLEO's Connecting Communities project is a three-year pilot project to promote greater access to legal information and services by creating innovative training projects and partnerships between...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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July 10, 2011

Coalition for an Independent PPAO: We need your help!

The Coalition for an Independent PPAO is asking for support in their effort to keep the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care from transferring control of the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office...

Article source:
Coalition for an Independent PPAO (CIPPAO)
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July 06, 2011

Open letter to the Attorney General of Ontario

This is a letter from Egale Canada objecting to homophobic views expressed by an imam at a recent Islamic conference in Toronto and calling for the Attorney General of Ontario to determine if the...

Article source:
EGALE Canada
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July 05, 2011

Host your own Social Assistance Review consultation! Try out the Facilitator's guide this July

The ODSP Action Coalition, the Income Security Advocacy Centre, and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario have developed a facilitator's guide for people who want to organize in their communities...

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
July 04, 2011

Landlords warned not to discriminate in rental ads

A Hamilton landlord says writing an ad for an available rental property has become a minefield thanks to the "glaring eye" of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 04, 2011

Reforms introduce new challenges for gay refugees

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender claimants could lose out under a plan to speed up the refugee determination process, according to a leading immigration lawyer.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
July 04, 2011

10-12 February, 2012: International Conference on Feminism and the Law

Date February 10, 2012 to February 12, 2012
Where ILS Law College, Pune, India

This is a call for papers on Feminism and The Law. Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words before August 15, 2011.

Article source:
Women's UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN)
Posted:
July 04, 2011

Summer 2011 Advocacy Centre for the Elderly newsletter now available

Topics in the ACE Newsletter include Home First policy, charges in hospital, spousal reunification in long-term care, and dealing with collection agencies.

Article source:
Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)
Posted:
July 04, 2011

Ground broken for new consolidated court facility in St. Thomas

The new courthouse, set to open in 2014, combines the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice in the Colin McGregor Justice Building.

Article source:
St. Thomas Times - Journal
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July 03, 2011

Ontario Mandates LGBT Support Groups in Schools

After several incidents of publicly subsidized Catholic schools in Ontario refusing to allow students to start Gay Straight Alliances, the Ontario government has announced they will mandate that...

Article source:
Gender Focus
Posted:
July 03, 2011

Getting medical marijuana to the people who need it

The federal government is promising to create a new and improved system of medical marijuana, but does it have the will to make that system work for patients?

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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July 03, 2011

Court to rule on whether law that makes public nudity criminal is unconstitutional

An Ontario court judge will hear arguments about whether laws that make it a criminal offence to be nude in public are unconstitutional and should be struck down.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 03, 2011

Police Leaders Call for 'De-Emphasizing' the Role of Police in Mental Health and Addiction Issues

Ontario's police leaders have passed a resolution which calls for "de-emphasizing" the role of police in mental health/addiction cases, support for health care professionals in the community, and...

Article source:
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)
Posted:
July 03, 2011

July 6: Health and Racism Working Group Annual Symposium

Date July 6, 2011
Time 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, Student Centre, 3359 Mississauga Road North

The Health and Racism Working Group's annual symposium, Work It!, will be focused on work, unemployment, employment equity, workers' rights, and more.

Article source:
Health and Racism Working Group (HaR)
Posted:
July 03, 2011