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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

August 26-29: 13th Annual Social Justice Summer Retreat

Date August 26, 2010 to August 29, 2010
Time TBA
Where Camp Arowhon, Algonquin Park

This annual event brings together people from a variety of social movements -- activists from all walks of life.

Article source:
Centre for Social Justice
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June 30, 2010

Northwest Community Legal Clinic June 2010 newsletter now available

Topics include how the HST will affect you, First Nations post secondary education, ODSP & CPP-D benefits, fast-track evictions, and Ontario government's plan to help with rising hydro costs...

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Northwest Community Legal Clinic
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June 30, 2010

Canadian Civil Liberties Association taking reports about G20 incidents

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is taking reports from across Toronto about incidents that happened during the G20.

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June 29, 2010

New web site launched about law, disability, and justice

A new interactive web site, Equality in Practice, has been launched, with educational information for the public, for communities, and for law professionals.

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June 29, 2010

Police admit deliberately misleading public on expanded security fence law

Toronto's police chief is admitting there never was a five-metre rule that had people fearing arrest if they strayed too close to the G20 security perimeter.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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June 29, 2010

Study: Police-reported dating violence

Statistics Canada reports that in 2008, nearly 23,000 incidents of "dating violence" were reported to police.

Article source:
Statistics Canada
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June 29, 2010

Right to Housing blog | PovNet

This blog documents the Right to Adequate Housing Charter Challenge, which is asking the court to declare that homelessness and inadequate housing violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and...

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June 29, 2010

Toronto Police to review G20 response

The Globe and Mail reports on the announcement by the Toronto Police Service that it will review "all aspects" of summit policing in response to criticism over its G20 tactics.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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June 29, 2010

G20 Summit Legal Support Project

The Law Union of Ontario Movement Defence Committee has set up the Summit Legal Support Project to defend and support mobilizations against the G20.

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June 28, 2010

Poverty simulation puts dozens in the shoes of the downtrodden

Public Opinion reports on an event in Pennsylvania where more than 50 local people, some with prominent status, became "poor" in an instant.

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June 28, 2010

Genuine Improvement to CPP Is Essential, Affordable

A media release from the United Steelworkers says that Canada's federal and provincial governments must heed the expectations of Canadians for meaningful improvements to public pension plans.

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June 25, 2010