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Can lawyers represent their kids?

A case involving a mother acting for her son heads to Divisional Court after an order banning her from representing her son in family court earlier this year.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
November 22, 2011

Leave park peacefully, mayor tells Occupy protesters

Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford is urging Occupy Toronto protesters to heed a judge's ruling and dismantle their 5-week-old camp in St. James Park.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 21, 2011

You may have to work more for less EI in Ontario

A recent report advocates simplification of the EI program with nation-wide standards for the number of hours of work needed to qualify for benefits, and for how long benefits should be received,...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 21, 2011

Ontario task force to tackle abuse in nursing homes

Ontario nursing homes and seniors advocates have created a task force to stop abuse in their facilites after a Star investigation found vulnerable residents are beaten, neglected and even raped by...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 21, 2011

Young people point the way to changes in foster care

Young people from Ontario's foster care system are "invisible heroes" whose stories of pain and perseverance can lead the way to positive change, a Queen's Park hearing has been told.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 21, 2011

Ottawa hopes pooled pension spurs retirement saving

The Harper government's push to encourage Canadians to save more for retirement has launched with new legislation to create pooled registered pension plans.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 18, 2011

MP proposes bill to repeal controversial Section 13 of human rights act

Alberta Member of Parliament Brian Storseth has brought forth a private member’s bill to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, saying it purports to defend human rights but actually...

Article source:
Airdrie City View
Posted:
November 17, 2011

Lawsuit launched in Canada on behalf of Repatriated Agricultural Migrant Workers

A lawsuit has been filed before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of agricultural foreign workers who were repatriated to Mexico and who allege their employment contracts were...

Article source:
Justice Niagara
Posted:
November 17, 2011

Bill S-2 is a 'concern for First Nations people on reserve'

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the NAN Women’s Council continue to oppose a federal bill regarding matrimonial real property that is now in second reading at the Senate of Canada.

Article source:
Wataway Online News
Posted:
November 17, 2011

December 9: 20th Annual Injured Workers' Christmas Demonstration

Date December 9, 2011
Time 11 a.m.
Where Ministry of Labour, 400 University Ave. (just south of Dundas St. - St. Patrick Subway Station)
 

The annual Christmas demonstration calling for justice for injured workers takes place December 9 at the Ministry of Labour, 400 University Ave. (just south of Dundas St. - St. Patrick Subway...

Article source:
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO)
Posted:
November 17, 2011

Overburdened phone system a recipe for frustration among pensioners

Retired Canadians who need help applying for pension benefits are forced to use convoluted government telephone systems and wait on hold for long periods of time just to get through to under-...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 17, 2011

November 28-29: Conference on Opening the Closet on Aging

Date November 28-29
Where The 519 Church Street Community Centre (519 Church Street, Toronto)

The conference engages 50 presenters over two days, including service providers, community members, professionals, and academics from a wide variety of fields relating to older LGBTQ communities...

Article source:
519
Posted:
November 16, 2011

Government spies on advocate for native children

Ever since Cindy Blackstock filed a human rights complaint accusing the government of willfully underfunding child welfare services to First Nations children on reserves, the government has been...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 16, 2011

December 15: Legal Information Training: Understanding Access to Justice

Date December 15, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where The 519 Church Street Community Centre (519 Church Street, Toronto)
Phone 416-392-9138
E-mail justicecoordinator@metrac.org

Geared to service providers, these METRAC training sessions are intended to give you tools to better understand and communicate basic legal issues...

Article source:
METRAC
Posted:
November 16, 2011

December 8: Legal Information Training: Workplace Violence and Safety

Date December 8, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where The 519 Church Street Community Centre (519 Church Street, Toronto)
Phone 416-392-9138
E-mail justicecoordinator@metrac.org

Geared to service providers, these METRAC training sessions are intended to give you tools to better understand and communicate basic legal issues...

Article source:
METRAC
Posted:
November 16, 2011

Province's 1 per cent increase ignores the harsh realities of life on social assistance

The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is expressing frustration at the province's 1 per cent increase in social assistance rates and encourages people to sign their petition.

Article source:
Hamilton Spectator
Posted:
November 16, 2011

Police notes can't be vetted: Appeal court

After years of legal wrangling, the mother of a Peterborough man shot by OPP has finally won part of her battle to change police practices.

Article source:
The Peterborough Examiner
Posted:
November 16, 2011

Four issues raised by the end-of-life report

In almost all parts of Canada, respecting advance directives for end-of-life care (and living wills) is required practice. But many Canadians don't have a will, or haven't discussed the contents...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 16, 2011

Regulators pull back from usage-based billing after half-a-million Canadians speak out

Under pressure from hundreds of thousands of Canadians, the government has told the CRTC to reconsider its ruling to allow big telecom giants to force their small competitors to adopt metered...

Article source:
OpenMedia.ca
Posted:
November 16, 2011

CLEO launches new legal information website for Ontario: Your Legal Rights

CLEO is pleased to announce the launch of Your Legal Rights – a new online source of legal information for people across Ontario. Your Legal Rights is the new face of CLEONet, CLEO's highly...

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Posted:
November 15, 2011