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Regulators pull back from usage-based billing after half-a-million Canadians speak out

Under pressure from hundreds of thousands of Canadians, the government has told the CRTC to reconsider its ruling to allow big telecom giants to force their small competitors to adopt metered...

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OpenMedia.ca
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November 16, 2011

CLEO launches new legal information website for Ontario: Your Legal Rights

CLEO is pleased to announce the launch of Your Legal Rights – a new online source of legal information for people across Ontario. Your Legal Rights is the new face of CLEONet, CLEO's highly...

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November 15, 2011

A better plan to stop migrant smuggling

While the general detention review timelines in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act are unworkable in the context of a large smuggling event, Bill C-4 goes too far in the opposite direction...

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National Post
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November 14, 2011

Fall 2011 HALCO News is now available

Topics in the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario's newsletter include health privacy information, immigration law and pardon fee updates, and Special Diet information.

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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November 14, 2011

Appointments of female judges slump under Harper's Tories

Only eight women have been appointed to the federal judiciary this year, compared to 41 men. Figures for 2010 were only slightly less skewed, with 13 women and 37 men being given judgeships.

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The Globe and Mail
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November 14, 2011

Landmark case renews debate on right to die

The legal and moral arguments over Canada's assisted suicide laws will be front and centre in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday as lawyers launch a challenge on behalf of a terminally ill woman.

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Toronto Star
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November 14, 2011

Trans sex workers still most vulnerable

A former sex worker who is now an activist and staff member at The 519 is preparing for the Trans Day of Remembrance, when The 519 will honour trans people who have been murdered around the world...

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Xtra.ca
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November 11, 2011

Jury duty: Unfair burden or civic obligation?

In this CBC.ca article, legal experts weigh in on compensation for jurors and other aspects of jury systems in Canada.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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November 11, 2011

February 21-22, 2012: Symposium on Access to Health Care for the Uninsured in Canada

Date February 21, 2012 to February 22, 2012
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Ryerson University, Toronto

Titled "Seeking Solutions: Access to Health Care for the Uninsured in Canada," this symposium will be presented by The Hospital for Sick Children and Women's College Hospital to address access to...

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November 10, 2011

The Policing of Youth Homelessness in Toronto

A report, published by Justice for Children and Youth and Homeless Hub, explores "the relationship between homeless persons -- in particular, street youth -- and law enforcement officials."

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Justice for Children and Youth
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November 10, 2011

Federal Ombudsman for Victims Urges Government to Maintain Long-gun Registry

Following the tabling of the Government's proposed legislation to abolish the long-gun registry, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime has spoken out in support of the long-gun registry,...

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Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
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November 09, 2011

Changes to the Family Class Sponsorship Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced Phase I of Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification.

Article source:
SettlementAtWork.Org
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November 09, 2011

New Regulator of Immigration Consultants in Canada

As of June 30, 2011, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is the official regulator of immigration consultants. The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants is no...

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SettlementAtWork.Org
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November 09, 2011

Set national standards for EI

This Toronto Star editorial says regionally based criteria for determining Employment Insurance eligibility and the length of the benefit period should be replaced by uniform, countrywide,...

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Toronto Star
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November 09, 2011

Ryerson student takes veganism discrimination dispute to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is to decide whether ethical veganism is a creed, protected by anti-discrimination laws, in the case of a Ryerson University master's student who claims senior...

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National Post
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November 09, 2011

November 24: Register now for CLEO's webinar, Work-related Psychological Injury

Date November 24, 2011
Time 12 p.m.
Where Online

This webinar looks at the kinds of psychological injuries the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recognizes.

Article source:
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO)
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November 09, 2011

Tough but not smart on crime

This editorial by Roy McMurtry and Anthony Doob asks, Do we  Canadians want to define ourselves as people whose main response to offending is vengeance, or do we want to think of ourselves as...

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Toronto Star
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November 08, 2011

Take notice of the slippery slopes in the Copyright Modernization Act

The new copyright legislation -- the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) -- has some commendable parts, some questionable ones, and some that are "just dumb," in this author's opinion.

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The Globe and Mail
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November 07, 2011

West End Legal Services Fall 2011 newsletter now available

Topics in The Advocate include clinic's 30th anniversary, Social Assistance Review, Francophone legal advice lines, and getting rent deposits back.

Article source:
West End Legal Services of Ottawa / Services juridiques de l'ouest d'Ottawa 
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November 07, 2011

Sexting and the law

This blogpost from Justice for Children and Youth says there are important legal issues involved around sexting, including child pornography and privacy.

Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth
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November 07, 2011