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Bill C-49 - update and call for action

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is calling for action against Bill C-49, which remains at second reading in the House of Commons. The CCR is campaigning to have the bill defeated at second...

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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November 22, 2010

November 24: Temporary Visas, Permanent Precariousness?

Date November 24, 2010
Time 6 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Where Room 209, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Subtitled "Examining the Policies, Practices and Realities of Temporary Migration to Canada's 'Low-Skilled' Jobs," this workshop looks at Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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November 18, 2010

Just a Click Away: New public legal education and information web site launched

"Just a Click Away" is a new initiative that aims to improve how technology can be used to deliver legal education and information to the public in Canada.

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Just a Click Away
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November 18, 2010

February 23 & 24: National PLEI Conference

Date February 23, 2011 to February 24, 2011
Where Vancouver, BC

The conference is aimed at those who provide and support public legal education and information (PLEI) and want to improve how the Internet and emerging technologies can be used to deliver PLEI....

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Just a Click Away
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November 18, 2010

December 1: Release of report on secondary education and low-income students

Date December 1, 2010
Where Online

May Wong, Executive Director of The Omega Foundation and designer of the SmartSAVER project, will release a new report that explores the opportunity to improve low-income students' participation...

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Maytree
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November 18, 2010

Judges push back against hospitals turning away mentally ill offenders

In a string of recent decisions, Toronto judges have ordered hospital officials to stop shunting unfit offenders to provincial jails where they cannot be properly treated.

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The Globe and Mail
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November 17, 2010

Food Banks Canada's HungerCount study reports highest level of food bank use on record

The results of the HungerCount 2010 survey released today show food banks across Canada helped 867,948 separate individuals in March 2010, an increase of 9.2% compared to March 2009.

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November 16, 2010

OHRC launches survey on discrimination based on mental health and addiction disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has launched a survey to learn more about the human rights issues and barriers people with mental health and addiction disabilities face.

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Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
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November 16, 2010

Fall 2010 HALCO News is now available

Topics in the HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) newsletter include HALCO's public legal education program, the Campaign for Prosecutorial Guidelines for HIV Non-Disclosure Allegations...

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HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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November 15, 2010

Canada endorses UN stance on indigenous rights

In a statement announcing the endorsement, John Duncan, minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, said: "Canada has endorsed the Declaration to further reconcile and strengthen our...

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Toronto Star
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November 15, 2010

Behind the Wall: The Fifth Estate looks at the treatment of prisoners who have mental illness

With the inquest into Ashley Smith's death about to begin, the CBC's Fifth Estate explores how inmates who have a mental illness are treated in a prison system that was once the envy of the world...

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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November 15, 2010

B.C. aboriginal woman taking status battle to the UN

A Canadian aboriginal woman has announced she will file a complaint against Canada at the United Nations claiming discrimination under the Indian Act.

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Canada.com
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November 15, 2010

The case for adoption subsidies in Ontario

While foster parents receive an average $18,000 a year plus all medical, dental and therapy costs for a child in their care, adoptive parents get nothing except a small subsidy if the child has a...

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Toronto Star
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November 15, 2010

Video of panel discussion on Bill C-49

This is a video of the panel discussion, Assessing Bill C-49: An Act to Prevent Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System, organized by the Canadian Council for Refugees.

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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November 15, 2010

December 13: Registration now available for ARCH's 30th Anniversary Symposium

Date December 13, 2010
Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; reception at 5:30 p.m.
Where David Lamont Learning Centre, Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

Registration is now available for ARCH's 30th Anniversary Symposium, Human Rights for People with Disabilities: Today and Tomorrow.

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ARCH Disability Law Centre
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November 15, 2010

Expert panel calls proposed human smuggling bill 'draconian' and 'flagrantly illegal'

A panel of experts on refugee law and policy hosted by the Centre for Refugee Studies has unanimously called on Parliament to defeat Bill C-49, the government's proposed human smuggling...

Article source:
Centre for Refugee Studies (at York University)
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November 15, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions about Bill C-49

The Canadian Council for Refugees has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions page, written in plain language to be more accessible to youth, newcomers, and non-specialists.

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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November 10, 2010

December 1: Criminals and Victims? Race, Law and HIV Exposure in Ontario

Date December 1, 2010
Time 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where Bennett Lecture Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queen's Park, Toronto

The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) is holding a symposium, Criminals and Victims? Race, Law and HIV Exposure in Ontario, to launch their paper on the impact of the...

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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November 10, 2010

Huge costs of government bill highlighted

The Canadian Council for Refugees today called on parliamentarians to reject Bill C-49, a bill that would be extremely costly both to Canadians and to people seeking refugee protection in Canada...

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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November 10, 2010

Goar: Family courts filled with litigants and no one to guide them

Almost two-thirds of Ontarians who appear in family court are now unrepresented. They can't afford a lawyer and - thanks to the new law - they can no longer use a paralegal for uncontested...

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Toronto Star
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November 10, 2010