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FCJ Refugee Centre inviting settlement, frontline workers to complete survey

FCJ Refugee Centre is asking settlement and frontline workers to complete a survey related to family violence within refugee and immigrant communities and how refugee and immigration legislation...

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FCJ Refugee Centre
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May 25, 2011

New French legal advice line in Southwestern Ontario

Low-income residents of Southwestern Ontario can now access clinic services over the phone in French.

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Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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May 25, 2011

Penalized for working? People with disabilities lose 50 cents on every dollar earned

Earning rules and administrative practices are reasons those who rely on the Ontario Disability Support Program are 11 times more likely to be unemployed than the average Ontarian, says a new...

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Toronto Star
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May 24, 2011

Canada's refugee system is a dead end for terrorists

An opinion piece in the Globe and Mail says that, contrary to the conventional view, terrorists who file refugee claims in Canada have an overwhelming capture rate, to the point that Canada's...

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The Globe and Mail
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May 24, 2011

Public servants sound alarm over workplace 'mobbing'

Victims of harassment have told CBC News that bullying, intimidation, and harassment is a problem inside some public service departments, especially at the higher levels.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 24, 2011

Crime and punishment: Canada and California

The National Post features a story on the federal government's crime legislation, followed by a CBC article on the high cost of overcrowding in California's prisons.

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May 24, 2011

Study: Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

According to Statistics Canada, in 2009, nearly 13 per cent of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in...

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Statistics Canada
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May 19, 2011

Layoff clause protecting older workers ruled discriminatory

The Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled that a 30-year old clause in a collective agreement protecting older workers from layoff was really age discrimination that violated the rights of...

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Toronto Star
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May 19, 2011

Case asks what a seller must reveal

Are homeowners obliged to reveal to the young family buying their house that a sex offender lives across the street? An Ontario judge has concluded that sellers may have such a duty, giving the...

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National Post
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May 19, 2011

Aboriginal Affairs: A new name with an uncertain meaning

The department that had been called "Indian Affairs" since before Confederation has been rebranded as "Aboriginal Affairs." A Globe and Mail article says the semantic shift could have all sorts of...

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The Globe and Mail
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May 19, 2011

Recent immigrants get the 411 on opportunities in Timmins

The Local Immigration Partnership program in Timmins acts as a guide through challenges new immigrants face, such as navigating a new heath-care or law enforcement system.

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May 19, 2011

Labour minister responds to Workers' Action Centre report on wage theft

An article and an editorial on wage theft in the Toronto Star follow the publication of a report on the topic by the Workers' Action Centre.

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Toronto Star
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May 18, 2011

Ontarians speak up on the well-being of children

The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies has released a report that shows Ontarians feel strongly about protecting children of all ages from abuse and neglect, helping find permanent...

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Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
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May 18, 2011

Adoption subsidies help children find a family

A Toronto Star editorial says adoption subsidies should be an option when adopting children with special medical and emotional needs that require costly services.

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Toronto Star
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May 18, 2011

The coming conservative court: Harper to reshape judiciary

Legal experts believe that when the Prime Minister replaces retiring Supreme Court justices, he will usher in a decades-long course of conservative Charter of Rights rulings and low-key deference...

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The Globe and Mail
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May 18, 2011

Young woman faces insurance hoops due to father with Huntington's

Liberal MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence) is introducing a private member's bill, which would amend the Human Rights Code to include "genetic characteristics" as a prohibited ground of...

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Toronto Star
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May 18, 2011

May - June: Financial literacy workshops

Date May 26, 2011
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where AccessPoint Danforth, 3079 Danforth Ave., Toronto

These three workshops are presented by Access Alliance and Green Pastures Society. The first workshop is on income tax opportunities for newcomers to Canada.

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May 18, 2011

Government of Ontario Implementing Recommendations of Expert Safety Panel

In the largest revamp of Ontario's worker safety system in 30 years, a series of new amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Safety and Insurance Act have passed.

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Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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May 18, 2011

James Bay First Nations band alleges century of neglect in massive, multi-million lawsuit

James Bay Treaty No. 9 is the focus of a historic lawsuit that began Monday in Toronto. The case is believed to be the first time a land claims lawsuit against the province of Ontario has actually...

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Toronto Star
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May 17, 2011

Coalition of churches condemns Ottawa's justice plan

Congregations of Christian churches across Canada are being asked to tell the federal Conservative government they don't want to pay for its justice agenda.

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The Globe and Mail
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May 17, 2011