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Court overturns man's will on moral grounds

A B.C. Supreme Court judge overturned a man's will, a move that has sparked much debate about a judge's right to change a person's will after they die.

Article source:
National Post
Posted:
December 02, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario's toll-free 'call-back' feature now fully operational

Legal Aid Ontario's toll-free service now has a "call-back" feature: Clients who don't want to wait on the phone to speak to a specialist can enter their telephone number when prompted, resulting...

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
Posted:
December 02, 2010

La Chronique juridique - Hiver 2010

Topics in the Winter 2010 issue of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include denying ODSP benefits to people with addictions, one per cent raise in social assistance rates, changes to some...

Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.
Posted:
December 02, 2010

December 3: NO to Quebec Provincial Bill 94

Date December 3, 2010

December 3 is a Day of Action against Bill 94, proposed legislation in Quebec, which, if approved, would deny essential government services, public employment, educational opportunities, and...

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December 02, 2010

Urgent - Bill 135 alert! Call the Premier before Monday December 6 noon

InjuredWorkersOnline.org is urging people to act on getting Schedule 21 removed from Bill 135.

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Posted:
December 02, 2010

Special diet allowance to continue, with conditions

The Ontario government will keep the special diet supplement for those on social assistance, but says it will tighten the rules as to who receives the $250 month allowance.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
December 01, 2010

Important milestone for social assistance announced

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says that the Ontario government's announcements on the social assistance review and special diet allowance program are both welcome steps forward on the road...

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
December 01, 2010

New factsheets available from InjuredWorkersOnline.org

InjuredWorkersOnline.org has just release new factsheets on cost of living, deeming, and coverage.

Article source:
Injured Workers' Consultants (IWC)
Posted:
December 01, 2010

Early Intervention To Stop Domestic Violence

The provincial government has announced that it will help the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration launch its new Family Violence Early Intervention Program.

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Posted:
December 01, 2010

Call for Participants in a Study of Poverty in Ethnocultural Communities in Toronto and GTA

Canada Without Poverty is launching "Outreach to Ethno-Cultural Communities for Engagement in Anti-Poverty Action." One of its goals is to identify key ethno-cultural NGOs and their leaders who...

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December 01, 2010

December 9: Community Leadership and Action Project Symposium

Date December 9, 2010
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where Robertson Building, Alterna Savings Room, 4th floor, 215 Spadina Avenue Toronto

Meet the project leaders and learn more about the projects that aimed to build community capacity to address violence against women, the first of its kind in Canada and North America.

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December 01, 2010

Police Record Searches

The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office, as a rights protection agency, is concerned with the practice of releasing non-criminal information as part of a police reference check.

Article source:
Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO)
Posted:
December 01, 2010

Court orders Ottawa to make websites accessible to blind

A Federal Court judge has ordered the government to make its websites accessible to visually impaired users after a blind Toronto woman said she was unable to apply for a job online.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
November 30, 2010

Ex-StatsCan chief to lead Ontario's welfare reform

Ontario's much-anticipated welfare reforms will be led by the former Statistics Canada chief who quit in disgust after Ottawa scrapped the long-form census, according to the Toronto Star.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 30, 2010

Ontario housing strategy: Won't reduce long wait lists

A Toronto Star editorial says that with demand for housing outstripping supply, Ontarians deserve better than a long-term strategy that has no targets for building more social housing and no new...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 30, 2010

Videos help people with their legal needs

An article in the YourHome.ca section of the Toronto Star discusses the new video series recently launched by the Law Society of Upper Canada devoted to helping people with their everyday legal...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
November 30, 2010

Your Law: Ontario Law Simplified

The Law Society of Upper Canada has created short videos featuring legal experts who discuss five areas of law -- real estate, wills and estates, custody and child support, spousal support and...

Article source:
Law Society of Upper Canada
Posted:
November 29, 2010

December 10: Working With Deaf Survivors of Violence

Date December 10, 2010
Time 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 7-162, Toronto

This workshop is for hearing professionals who work with Deaf women who have experienced violence.

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Posted:
November 29, 2010

Poverty reduction key to economic recovery

In a report marking the second anniversary of the province's poverty reduction promise, the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction says recession has put even more heat on the Ontario government to...

Article source:
25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction
Posted:
November 29, 2010

National housing plan legislation passes another vote in Commons: One step closer to passage

With a vote of 141 (yea) and 132 (nay), draft legislation to create a national housing plan for Canada has moved another step forward in the Commons.

Article source:
The Wellesley Institute
Posted:
November 25, 2010