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July 21: SPT Member Forum on the Partnership Project

Date July 21, 2010
Time 11:30 a.m.
Where Lillian Smith Library, 239 College Street (one block east of Spadina), Toronto

Social Planning Toronto is convening a Member Forum to discuss the Partnership Project, which has as its goal strengthening the relationship between the Government of Ontario and the non-profit...

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Social Planning Toronto
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July 07, 2010

Poverty Elimination Bill Introduced

A message from Dignity For All describes private member's Bill C-545, An Act to Eliminate Poverty in Canada, introduced on June 17.

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Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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July 07, 2010

Changing the way legal aid is delivered -- in the Ukraine

The Intelligencer reports on a visit by Ukrainian legal-aid professionals to the Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic in Belleville to study how the clinic delivers its services. The group also...

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July 06, 2010

One in three Ontario criminal verdicts overturned

A Toronto Star article reports that in five years' worth of cases at the Ontario Court of Appeal, 23 per cent of people in criminal appeals, over half the people in family law cases, and a quarter...

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Toronto Star
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July 06, 2010

July 8: Nonprofit Recession Rages On report release

Date July 8, 2010
Time 10 a.m. - noon
Where Social Planning Toronto, 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001

The Social Planning Network of Ontario invites you to the release of its one-year follow-up report on the impact of the recession on nonprofit community social services in Ontario.

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Social Planning Toronto
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July 06, 2010

First Nations property bill gets royal assent

The CBC reports that a bill that allows First Nations communities to request the same property rights for commercial real estate projects on reserve lands as off-reserve projects has received...

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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July 05, 2010

Goar: Housing or just castles in the air?

In her Toronto Star column, Carol Goar laments government's history of unmet deadlines and broken promises in the effort to eliminate homelessness.

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Toronto Star
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July 05, 2010

Schreyer: Build houses to fight poverty

In a Toronto Star opinion piece, former Governor General Edward Schreyer says there needs to be renewed commitment to affordable housing at the federal level, as was the case for the 25 years from...

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Toronto Star
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July 05, 2010

WSIB fixes troubled injured worker re-training program

A Toronto Star article says the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board plans a more cost-effective system to aid those injured on job.

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Toronto Star
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July 05, 2010

Statistics Canada decision to end long-form census proves controversial

These are responses in the media to the decision by Statistics Canada to eliminate the mandatory long-form questionnaires in the gathering of census data.

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July 05, 2010

The Poverty Solution: Cash

A new book that shows how some developing countries are reducing poverty by making cash payments to the poor from their national budgets is reviewed.

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July 05, 2010

McGuinty doesn't rue secrecy on G20 law

While the Ontario government should have better informed the public about police powers to search and arrest people during the G20 summit, the Premier doesn't feel he owes the public an apology...

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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July 05, 2010

July 10: Day of Action for Civil Liberties

Date July 10, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Queen's Park, Toronto, in front of the Ontario Legislative Assembly building (Queen's Park subway station)

This is a demonstration of opposition to the excessive use of police force and the unprecedented curtailment of civil liberties during the G20 Summit.

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July 05, 2010

Bill C-11 on refugee reform is now law

This Citizenship and Immigration Canada web page explains what the law's effects will be.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
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July 02, 2010

October 28-30: Call for papers for 2010 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

Date October 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010
Time TBA
Where Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

This is a call for papers and announcement of the Canadian Conference on Elder Law, whose theme is Developing an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law. The deadline for abstracts is July 16,...

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Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)
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July 02, 2010

Summer 2010 Advocacy Centre for the Elderly newsletter now available

Topics in the ACE Newsletter include ACE's concerns about Bill 21, graduated de-licencing of older drivers, the Apology Act, RRSPs and bankruptcy, and a special insert on the new Long-Term Care...

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Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)
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July 02, 2010

Amnesty International calls for review of security measures at G8 and G20 summits

In a news release, Amnesty International expressed their concern that important rights associated with peaceful protest have suffered considerably in the city over the weekend.

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Amnesty International
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June 30, 2010

Reports show growing role of technology in accessing legal information

A post on Clicklaw Blog describes two recent reports on legal needs that consider the role technology and access to legal information play in helping people work through legal problems.

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Clicklaw
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June 30, 2010

CCLA Releases A Preliminary Report of Observations during the G20 Summit

In a media release, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says that, based on first-hand observations of human rights monitors, police conduct during the G20 Summit was, at times,...

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
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June 30, 2010

Request for help from across Canada to challenge poor bashing in the electronic media

Canada Without Poverty is asking for help with their challenge to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in response to poor bashing in the media.

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June 30, 2010