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Canadian Forum on Civil Justice moving to York University

York University is the new home of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. The forum is moving to York from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law and will partner with the York Centre for Public...

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January 17, 2011

March 22-25: Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 2

Date March 22, 2011 to March 25, 2011
Where Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

The focus of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 2 is on helpful conversations with those who perpetrate abuse, those who are abused, or those who have both abused and are abused in the same...

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Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
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January 13, 2011

We don't need bigger prisons

When every government department is experiencing budget cuts, Canada should not be embarking on an expensive prison-building program, says this article in the National Post.

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National Post
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January 12, 2011

Poverty is Growing Vertically In Toronto's Inner Suburban High-Rise Apartments

The number of high-poverty neighbourhoods in Toronto continues to grow and poverty concentration is still most severe in the inner suburbs, increasingly in high-rise rental buildings, according to...

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United Way Toronto
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January 12, 2011

January 17: Register today for CLEONet's Private Career Colleges Act webinar

Date January 17, 2011
Time 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives community workers information on how students and their advocates can protect themselves under the recently revised Private Career Colleges Act.

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Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.
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January 10, 2011

Study ranks Canada's freedom-of-information laws dead last

A new study ranks Canada dead last in an international comparison of freedom-of-information laws -- a hard fall after many years being judged a global model in openness.

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Toronto Star
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January 10, 2011

People's Review Panel: Getting the Ontario Social Assistance Review issues straight from people with lived experiences of poverty

The Caledon Institute has release a report on the activities of the People's Review Panel, composed of 18 members from across Ontario who will provide input into Ontario's Social Assistance Review...

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Caledon Institute of Social Policy
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January 10, 2011

U.S. web site observes Stalking Awareness Month

To observe Stalking Awareness Month in the U.S., a web site has been created featuring information for victims, law enforcement officers, and the public.

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January 07, 2011

January 12: Panel on Social Justice and Human Rights

Date January 12, 2011
Time 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where Room 280N York Lanes, York University

This panel discussion includes Roy McMurtry, chair, and Professors Robert Latham, Lesley Wood, and Sara Horowitz.

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York University
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January 07, 2011

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada's new law

Businesses that send unsolicited e-mails or other digital messages could face fines as high as $10 million when Canada's new anti-spam law starts being enforced later this year.

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January 06, 2011

Deadbeat parents' credit rating could suffer

P.E.I. has added another method to its toolbox for getting people to make support payments to children and ex-spouses: the threat of a bad credit rating.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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January 06, 2011

January 11: Forum on human smuggling

Date January 11, 2011
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street, Toronto

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and No One Is Illegal - Toronto invite you to join in a public conversation with Barbara Jackman (Lawyer), Kamala Kempadoo (Professor), Graciela Flores...

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No One Is Illegal
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January 05, 2011

Judge rips Saskatchewan couple over dog custody fight

A Saskatchewan judge has called a court custody battle over a Moose Jaw Labrador retriever a demeaning waste of public resources, noting simply: "A dog is a dog."

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National Post
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January 05, 2011

People with mental illness face chronic discrimination

In a Toronto Star column, Carol Goar says that in spite of equality laws, human rights codes, commissions, and tribunals, people with mental illness continue to be rejected by landlords, excluded...

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January 05, 2011

Human Rights Commission seeking participants for anonymous survey on mental health disability and addictions

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is asking people who have or had a mental health disability to participate in a survey that will help the Commission develop policies on human rights...

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Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
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January 04, 2011

December 2010 Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter now available

Topics in this issue include 211 North, Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) discrimination survey, severance pay, and a tenant's story.

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Northwest Community Legal Clinic
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December 21, 2010

Winter 2010 Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario newsletter now available

Topics in The Tenant Advocate include the ruling in ACTO appeal on human rights in municipal planning, provincial long-term affordable housing strategy, Right to Housing charter challenge, and...

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Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
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December 21, 2010

Important Health Information Privacy Issues in Ontario

This information sheet from HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) contains information about the release of personal medical information related to laboratory test information and...

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HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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December 20, 2010

Jan. - Mar. 2011: Public Legal Education Workshops

Date January 27, 2011 to March 3, 2011
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, Second Floor, Toronto (one block east of Yonge Street/Wellesley subway station)

These six free workshops are presented by HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) on a variety of topics.

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HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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December 20, 2010

Mentally ill youth needing treatment get it through criminal justice system

A patchwork of inadequate programs and long wait times have contributed to what some say is a troubling trend: the criminalization of mental illness, particularly among youth.

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The Globe and Mail
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December 17, 2010