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Family Matters

Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone is a one-of-a-kind online TV show all about family law issues.

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July 22, 2010

Hard to have dignity if you're hungry

A Hamilton Spectator op-ed piece says that not only is the provincial government's poverty-reduction strategy not addressing the needs of many of Ontario residents, the most recent Ontario budget...

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Hamilton Spectator
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July 22, 2010

Legal-costs insurance needs official boost, says longtime provider

The Law Society of Upper Canada has welcomed a new legal expenses insurance scheme for individuals as a potential solution to access-to-justice problems in Ontario, according to a Law Times...

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Law Times
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July 21, 2010

Marching madly brings hope to some mental health survivors

Mad Pride Week is a real collaboration of people and ideas and a culmination of the work of the whole community, says spokesperson Peggy Gail DeHal of Parkdale Community Legal Services in this...

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InsideToronto.com
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July 21, 2010

What rhymes with census?

A Toronto Star blog tells about a song that has been written about the controversy over the long-form census.

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Toronto Star
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July 21, 2010

CCR welcomes opening of door to more privately sponsored refugees

In a media release, the Canadian Council for Refugees welcomes the federal government's increased commitment to privately sponsored refugees.

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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July 21, 2010

July 23: Maintenance Tips for Tenants Workshop - Trenton

Date July 23, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, 1st Floor, Trenton

This is a tenants' workshop on maintenance and repair issues.

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July 21, 2010

Province Delays

A blogpost says that for many in our community who continue to live in precarious and difficult situations, the missed deadlines and unkept promises in the government's promised affordable housing...

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July 21, 2010

Now Recruiting: Below the Line

CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston is recruiting low-income participants to create sound stories about their experiences.

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July 21, 2010

July 22: Peel Regional Diversity Roundtable

Date July 22, 2010
Time 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where Peel District School Board, Inglewood Room, 3rd Floor

The Peel Regional Diversity Roundtable is sponsoring a free public forum that will explore the state of political representation for women and racialized peoples and immigrants.

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July 21, 2010

Defence counsel part of 'weak link' in Justice on Target: police

Though the prospect has been raised of negotiating lighter sentences to speed cases up, Crown leniency is the least of the province's worries with Justice on Target, say experts involved with the...

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Law Times
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July 20, 2010

Report: Telling Our Stories: Disability Should Not Equal Poverty

The ODSP Action Coalition has released a report that summarizes and quotes people from all over Ontario on ODSP who have shared their struggles to survive.

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ODSP Action Coalition
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July 19, 2010

How do refugees do? No one is tracking them

A Hamilton Spectator article says that although Hamilton receives more refugees than any other Canadian city of its size, no level of government is documenting, quantifying, or costing the...

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Hamilton Spectator
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July 19, 2010

Few Toronto Catholic schools accept non-status students

This Toronto Star article describes a new study that shows that only one in seven Toronto Catholic schools will take in children of illegal migrants, despite an Ontario law that mandates them to...

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Toronto Star
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July 16, 2010

Canadian Council of Muslim Women opposes the addition of "honour killings" to the Criminal Code

According to the National Post, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women opposes the addition of "honour killings" to the Criminal Code on the grounds "murder is murder" and a special category could...

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National Post
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July 15, 2010

Cop watch: No major inquiry into G20 policing yet, but there sure is a pile of probes

Now Magazine reports that, despite public indignation, there are no plans for a single, pre-eminent, and exhaustive review of police actions.

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July 15, 2010

Changes to Pardons Eligibility and Application Process

On June 30, 2010, the Government of Canada amended the Criminal Records Act , resulting in changes to how pardons are granted by the National Parole Board.

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Parole Board of Canada
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July 15, 2010

September 13: Register now for CLEONet's webinar on Pay Day Loans Act

Date September 13, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where Online

This webinar focuses on consumers' rights under the Pay Day Loans Act and ways to enforce those rights through the courts and the Ministry of Consumer Services.

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Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.
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July 14, 2010

Commissioner Launches Investigation into Decision to Eliminate Long-Form Questionnaire for 2011 Census

A Settlement.org news item reports that the Commissioner of Official Languages has launched an investigation into the Government of Canada's decision to eliminate the long-form questionnaire from...

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Settlement.Org
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July 14, 2010

Consultation with not-for-profit sector now online

A Trillium Foundation news release announces that an interactive, online consultation with the not-for-profit sector has been launched as part of The Partnership Project.

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July 14, 2010