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Ottawa to scale back EI premium increase set for January

The Harper government is scaling back an increase to employment insurance premiums in the face of warnings that hiking payroll taxes would cost Canadian jobs and damage the Conservatives’ tax-...

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

New web site will monitor equality rights

Equality Rights Central includes cases, commentary, trends, news, and facta about equality and discrimination issues, in law and policy.

Article source:
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Posted:
September 30, 2010

October 4: Sisters In Spirit Vigils

Date October 4, 2010
Time varies
Where Across Canada

On October 4, vigils will be held across Canada to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Article source:
Native Women's Association of Canada
Posted:
September 30, 2010

Northwest Community Legal Clinic September 2010 newsletter now available

Topics include Children's Fitness Tax Credit, fairness for the self-employed, Oxycodone, identity theft, collection agencies, and changes to OW & ODSP.

Article source:
Northwest Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
September 30, 2010

Federal government rejects Senate plan to fight poverty

The Federal government has refused to adopt any of the 74 poverty-fighting recommendations that were part of a sweeping Senate report on homelessness and poverty.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 29, 2010

Seasonal workers worry as EI "best weeks" program ends

Seasonal workers say their employment insurance cheques will shrink if the federal government cancels an EI program that has helped them pay their bills in the winter.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 29, 2010

October 26: Register now for CLEONet's Child Custody and Protection webinar

Date October 26, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Where online

This webinar covers current legislation and child protection issues including the rights of children in care and the role of child protection agencies in Ontario.

Article source:
METRAC
Posted:
September 28, 2010

Ontario Bar Association launches Youtube channel

The Ontario Bar Association has a new Youtube channel with videos by lawyers on small claims court and pensions and benefits law.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
September 28, 2010

Ontario Superior Court judge strikes down prostitution law

Ontario's prostitution law fell Tuesday after a judge ruled that it endangers the very women it is meant to protect.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
September 28, 2010

Aboriginals, poor hit hardest by Tory sentencing law: internal report

The Globe and Mail reports that preliminary statistics from Justice Canada lend support to critics who warn that Bill C-25, the so-called Truth in Sentencing Act, unfairly targets the poor, the...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
September 27, 2010

Editorial: Tories not doing enough to fix EI program

Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar argues that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's commitment to fix Canada's broken employment insurance system falls short of what business, labour, all three federal...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 27, 2010

Waging war on bedbugs

On Sept. 29, Toronto will host a bed bug summit at Queen's Park that will include presentations from city of Toronto staff, health officials, community groups, entomologists, pest control experts...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 27, 2010

G20 law review too narrow: critics

Critics say the review of the controversial law that governed police powers during the G20 summit is too narrow and may leave many questions unanswered.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 27, 2010

September 30: Limiting the Law: Sex, Silence and Science

Date September 30, 2010
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where Oakham House, 55 Gould Street, Toronto

This is a free community forum on the criminalization of HIV in Canada.

Article source:
Posted:
September 23, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario helps families through new centres

Legal Aid Ontario's new family law centres offer a broader range of services, such as mediation and settlement conferences, so clients have an alternative to going to court with their family law...

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
Posted:
September 23, 2010

September 29: HIV, Law and Human Rights

Date September 29, 2010
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where Desmarais Building UCU Auditorium, 55 Laurier Avenue East (between Waller and Nicholas), Ottawa

This is a forum in Ottawa on HIV, the law, and human rights.

Article source:
Posted:
September 23, 2010

September 25: Ottawa Tenants Conference

Date September 25, 2010
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where 110 Laurier Avenue West, City Hall (Andrew Haydon Hall), Ottawa

Registration is still open for the 4th Ottawa Tenants Conference, which invites both tenants who live on the private market and those who live in social housing to participate.

Article source:
Posted:
September 23, 2010

Attorney General announces expansion of family justice reform initiative across Ontario

A news release from the Attorney General announces the expansion of a program that helps families learn ways to find resolutions without going to court and steps they need to take should they...

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Posted:
September 23, 2010

Ontario to probe 'secret law,' G20 police powers

A Globe and Mail article reports on the independent review of the legislation that the public was told gave the police extra powers to enforce security at the G20 summit in Toronto.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
September 22, 2010

Northern Ontario Energy Credit helps people in north with high energy costs

The Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation has information on their web site about the Northern Ontario Energy Credit, a new, permanent energy credit to help people in the north with their high...

Article source:
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
Posted:
September 22, 2010