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January 17: Register today for CLEONet's Private Career Colleges Act webinar

Date January 17, 2011
Time 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives community workers information on how students and their advocates can protect themselves under the recently revised Private Career Colleges Act.

Article source:
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.
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January 10, 2011

Study ranks Canada's freedom-of-information laws dead last

A new study ranks Canada dead last in an international comparison of freedom-of-information laws -- a hard fall after many years being judged a global model in openness.

Article source:
Toronto Star
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January 10, 2011

People's Review Panel: Getting the Ontario Social Assistance Review issues straight from people with lived experiences of poverty

The Caledon Institute has release a report on the activities of the People's Review Panel, composed of 18 members from across Ontario who will provide input into Ontario's Social Assistance Review...

Article source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
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January 10, 2011

U.S. web site observes Stalking Awareness Month

To observe Stalking Awareness Month in the U.S., a web site has been created featuring information for victims, law enforcement officers, and the public.

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January 07, 2011

January 12: Panel on Social Justice and Human Rights

Date January 12, 2011
Time 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where Room 280N York Lanes, York University

This panel discussion includes Roy McMurtry, chair, and Professors Robert Latham, Lesley Wood, and Sara Horowitz.

Article source:
York University
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January 07, 2011

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada's new law

Businesses that send unsolicited e-mails or other digital messages could face fines as high as $10 million when Canada's new anti-spam law starts being enforced later this year.

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January 06, 2011

Deadbeat parents' credit rating could suffer

P.E.I. has added another method to its toolbox for getting people to make support payments to children and ex-spouses: the threat of a bad credit rating.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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January 06, 2011

January 11: Forum on human smuggling

Date January 11, 2011
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street, Toronto

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and No One Is Illegal - Toronto invite you to join in a public conversation with Barbara Jackman (Lawyer), Kamala Kempadoo (Professor), Graciela Flores...

Article source:
No One Is Illegal
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January 05, 2011

Judge rips Saskatchewan couple over dog custody fight

A Saskatchewan judge has called a court custody battle over a Moose Jaw Labrador retriever a demeaning waste of public resources, noting simply: "A dog is a dog."

Article source:
National Post
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January 05, 2011

People with mental illness face chronic discrimination

In a Toronto Star column, Carol Goar says that in spite of equality laws, human rights codes, commissions, and tribunals, people with mental illness continue to be rejected by landlords, excluded...

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January 05, 2011

Human Rights Commission seeking participants for anonymous survey on mental health disability and addictions

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is asking people who have or had a mental health disability to participate in a survey that will help the Commission develop policies on human rights...

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
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January 04, 2011

December 2010 Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include 211 North, Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) discrimination survey, severance pay, and a tenant's story.

Article source:
Northwest Community Legal Clinic
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December 21, 2010

Winter 2010 Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario newsletter now available

Topics in The Tenant Advocate include the ruling in ACTO appeal on human rights in municipal planning, provincial long-term affordable housing strategy, Right to Housing charter challenge, and...

Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
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December 21, 2010

Important Health Information Privacy Issues in Ontario

This information sheet from HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) contains information about the release of personal medical information related to laboratory test information and...

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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December 20, 2010

Jan. - Mar. 2011: Public Legal Education Workshops

Date January 27, 2011 to March 3, 2011
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, Second Floor, Toronto (one block east of Yonge Street/Wellesley subway station)

These six free workshops are presented by HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) on a variety of topics.

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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December 20, 2010

Mentally ill youth needing treatment get it through criminal justice system

A patchwork of inadequate programs and long wait times have contributed to what some say is a troubling trend: the criminalization of mental illness, particularly among youth.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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December 17, 2010

Supreme Court to hear landmark Canada Post pay-equity case

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided to settle a landmark pay-equity dispute between Canada Post and its union that has dragged on for decades.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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December 17, 2010

Fall 2010 NAN Legal Services Newsletter now available

Topics in the Nishnawbe-aski Legal Services newsletter include updates on the Talking Together program, Restorative Justice program, Victim Witness Liaison program, and public legal education...

Article source:
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
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December 16, 2010

Quebec to take 'Lola' to Supreme Court

Quebec will appeal a decision concerning the rights of unmarried couples to the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier announced Wednesday.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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December 16, 2010

January 13: TRAC Seminar on Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

Date January 13, 2011
Time 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Friends' House, 60 Lowther Avenue (TTC directions: St. George Subway, Bedford Exit)

This presentation is designed for front-line staff, those who regularly work with applications to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on a day-to-day basis.

Article source:
Toronto Refugee Affairs Council (TRAC)
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December 16, 2010