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Women at work: still behind on the bottom line

Women in Canada earn less than two-thirds of what men do, a ratio that has scarcely budged in more than a decade and is well below that of other developed countries, according to a Globe and Mail...

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The Globe and Mail
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September 12, 2010

Is it time to update your credit profile?

Toronto Star columnist Ellen Roseman says checking credit ratings is important because there is often outdated or incorrect information in them.

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Toronto Star
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September 12, 2010

Edmonton jury selection violates aboriginal rights, lawyer claims

A Globe and Mail article says that a lawyer plans to challenge the practice in Edmonton of deliberately leaving reserves out of the pool of possible jurors for jury trials.

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The Globe and Mail
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September 12, 2010

Are your Workplace Safety and Insurance Board concerns being heard?

This article on the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre's web site describes what the Fair Practices Commission is, what their goals are, the most common complaints they receive, and how to reach...

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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September 12, 2010

Survey on poverty and the injured worker

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups is asking for help with a survey on the poverty and well-being of permanently injured workers, more urgently needed now because of proposed changes to...

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Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups
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September 07, 2010

September 16: Producing and Negotiating Precarious Migratory Status in Canada

Date September 16, 2010
Time 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where International Conference Center, 5th Floor, York Research Tower, York University, Toronto

The goal of this workshop is a discussion of precarious migratory status as a contribution to Canadian and international debates on immigration, citizenship, social inclusion, and rights.

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September 07, 2010

Helping Aboriginal Abuse Victims In Fort Severn

The Attorney General has announced that, through the support of the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program, Fort Severn First Nation is organizing healing circles and community presentations...

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
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September 06, 2010

Sixty and Single in Ontario

An article in The Mark says the province's government income security system discriminates against those in the 60-64 age bracket who are not married or widowed.

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September 06, 2010

Courts grappling with LAO delays

A Law Times article says Legal Aid Ontario's new application system may be hindering the province's Justice on Target project as accused wait longer to get through the process for a certificate....

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Law Times
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September 06, 2010

Lawsuit could set precedent about end-of-life decisions

A lawsuit alleging that doctors did not resuscitate a man against his and his family's wishes sets the stage for debate over the ethical and legal questions surrounding end-of-life protocols in...

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Toronto Star
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September 06, 2010

September 21-22: Diversity and public policy event

Date September 21, 2010 to September 22, 2010
Time tba
Where Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library

This event addresses how to involve visible minority, Aboriginal, and disabled communities in the development of public and political policies that affect the lives of all Canadians.

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September 06, 2010

Ontario's mental-health system needs to be fixed now

A Globe and Mail column says the recommendations of an Ontario Legislature committee that would fundamentally transform the province's mental-health and addictions system must be adopted.

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The Globe and Mail
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September 01, 2010

Back to school: Multilingual parent tip sheets from People for Education

The People for Education web site has tip sheets on parent-teacher interviews, starting school, solving problems at school, and more, in many languages.

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September 01, 2010

May 29-June 1, 2011: Second International Conference on Violence Against Women

Date May 29, 2011 to June 1, 2011
Time tba
Where Montreal

The theme of the Second International Conference on Violence Against Women is "Violence Against Women: Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World."

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September 01, 2010

Making It Easier To Apply For A Student Loan

An Ontario Government news release says the province is streamlining student aid by making the application process easier and cutting red tape.

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Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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September 01, 2010

Ontario's chief justice calls for judges to expand their role as mediators

According to an article in The Lawyers Weekly, Ontario's Chief Justice Warren Winkler is calling for more court-based judicial mediation in civil cases.

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The Lawyers Weekly
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August 31, 2010

September 23-25: Who Belongs? Rights, Benefits, Obligations and Immigration Status

Date September 23, 2010 to September 25, 2010
Time tba
Where Flavelle House, 78 Queen's Park Crescent West (Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)

This conference will examine the issue of discrimination on the basis of immigration status, focusing on the rights, benefits, and obligations allocated to people in Canada and how that allocation...

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August 30, 2010

The right to refuse wellness

A Toronto Star editorial comments on an MPPs' report calling for major reforms to the mental health system that would get Ontarians talking again about how to help mental health patients who...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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August 29, 2010

Funding shortages for home services are staggering

This Toronto Star column describes the public campaign ARCH Disability Law Centre has mounted to pressure Ontario to correct serious funding shortages in home services for people with disabilities...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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August 29, 2010

Pension hopes fizzle

A Toronto Star editorial says that the best hope of real pension reform is the federal government, who could help provide a reliable retirement income to all workers, including those with no...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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August 29, 2010