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May 31: Low-Income Energy Network annual conference

Date May 31, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West, Toronto

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) will be holding its annual conference, "Working in Harmony on Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future."

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
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May 04, 2011

April 2011 Toronto Workers' Health & Safety Legal Clinic newsletter now available

Topics include Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) funding review, USA versus Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc., and more on Threshold Limit Values.

Article source:
Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic
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May 04, 2011

New ideas to lift aboriginal Canada

A Globe and Mail editorial says that, although there is a lack of political leadership on aboriginal issues, on two of aboriginal Canada's biggest challenges, land and education, we can look to...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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May 01, 2011

Addressing Child and Family Poverty in Canada: Where do the parties stand?

This Campaign 2000 chart shows where each party stands on significant poverty related issues.

Article source:
Campaign 2000
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May 01, 2011

Ontario farm workers 'shocked' as union ban upheld

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a provincial ban on farm unions is constitutional, denying more than 80,000 Ontario farm workers the right to unionize.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 01, 2011

Le Plaideur - Volume 4, Printemps 2011

Topics in the Spring 2011 issue of Le Plaideur (in French only) include ODSP and addictions, indirect discrimination against people with disabilities, Special Diet, hydro bills and tenants,...

Article source:
Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa
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April 27, 2011

Province to scrap secret G20 law

Ontario plans to scrap a "troubling" World War II-era law blamed for arrests, confusion, and alleged civil rights abuses in policing the G20 summit last June, according to the Toronto Star.

Article source:
Toronto Star
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April 27, 2011

Election 2011 - Victims of Gun Violence and Domestic Violence Experts Ask Canadians to Remember the Costs of Gun Violence During This Election

A Canadian group of victims of gun violence and domestic violence experts today held a news conference in Toronto to remind Canadians as they vote on May 2 to consider the costs of gun violence...

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April 27, 2011

May 3: Sister II Sister: Preventing Elder Abuse forum

Date May 3, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Ryerson University, Rogers Communications Centre, Room RCC 204, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

This forum is an opportunity for service providers and newcomer seniors to discuss
their experiences, learnings, and recommendations on preventing elder abuse among newcomers.

Article source:
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
Posted:
April 27, 2011

Now online: Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides support & programs to women who have experienced sexualized violence

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston provides free-of-charge, confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexualized violence, offers public education on issues of sexualized violence, and...

Article source:
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
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April 27, 2011

Special Election 2011 ARCH Alert Issue - April 28, 2011

Topics in this issue include the right to barrier-free voting, accessibility during the federal election, and how the federal political parties are addressing issues that are important to persons...

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
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April 27, 2011

First Nations Children: The back of the bus

Leaders during the election campaign have been woefully silent on First Nations issues. Educators are calling for action on "Shannen's Dream," a campaign to improve educational opportunities on...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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April 26, 2011

Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics are available across Canada to help eligible people complete income tax and benefit returns

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has sponsored this program since 1971. Under the program, volunteers from a variety of backgrounds provide eligible individuals with free help to complete their...

Article source:
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
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April 26, 2011

Supreme Court: Key farm decision Friday

Canada's highest court will announce a decision on Friday which will allow or deny Ontario's 80,000 farm workers the right to join a union.

Article source:
London Free Press
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April 26, 2011

April 28: Free legal seminars in English with Mandarin translations

Date April 28, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Peel Chinese Community Service Hub, 1177 Central Parkway West, Golden Square Centre, Unit 81, Mississauga

Free legal seminars in English with Mandarin translations are available through The Peel Chinese Community Service Hub and Mississauga Community Legal Services.

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April 26, 2011

Take a moment to help us with online usability testing for our new web site

Building on CLEONet, CLEO is developing Your Legal Rights, a new legal information portal for Ontario. We need your help to ensure that it is effective and easy-to-use. Please help us by taking 4...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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April 25, 2011

April 19, 2011 ARCH Disability Law Centre newsletter now available

Topics in ARCH Alert include Developmental Services Update, Customer Services Standard, and addressing the Parkdale violence.

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
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April 25, 2011

Immigration lawyers & practitioners tell Canadians concerned with our immigration system why they should not support the Conservative Party

In a press release today, leading immigration lawyers, practitioners, and academics refuted the arguments of the Conservative Government that their policies have been favourable to New Canadians...

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April 20, 2011

Ruling broadens judges' right to control lawyers' salary

Ontario's highest court has given trial judges a new weapon to combat a deluge of self-represented defendants and runaway trials: the right to appoint lawyers at whatever pay scale they feel is...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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April 20, 2011

Ontario retaining right to veto sale of public housing

In what may be the first show of legislative muscle against "Ford Nation," Queen's Park is retaining final approval over the sale of social housing in its new housing law approved Tuesday.

Article source:
Toronto Star
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April 20, 2011