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Law Union of Ontario Conference 2010: Resistance and the Law

Date February 27, 2010 to February 27, 2010
Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto

This conference is a forum for exploring the intersections of legal activism
and struggles for social justice.

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February 04, 2010

Coalition proposes changes to Ontario Disability Support Program rules

The ODSP Action Coalition has proposed a list of quick changes that could be made to some of the "stupid rules" in the Ontario Disability Support Program.

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ODSP Action Coalition
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February 03, 2010

RCMP investigating dozens of immigration firms

A newspaper article reports that police are investigating allegations of fraud at dozens of immigration consultancies across the country.

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The Globe and Mail
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February 03, 2010

Forum: Where woman abuse and child safety intersect

Date March 9, 2010 to March 10, 2010
Time All day
Where Doubletree by Hilton, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto

This forum aims to promote awareness of the impact of woman abuse on the safety and well being of children and families, to build and showcase collaborative programs, and to identify trends, new...

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February 03, 2010

CIC information sessions for the Haitian community in Toronto

Date February 5, 2010
Time 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where East Scarborough Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. E

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is participating in a number of information sessions for the Haitian community in Toronto in order to provide people with information on the special...

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
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February 01, 2010

Switzerland to hold referendum on lawyers for animals

A news article reports that Switzerland will hold a referendum next month on whether domesticated animals should have the right to be represented by lawyers in court.

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February 01, 2010

The legal profession's dirty little secret

A blog post discusses the fact that, due to high stress in their profession and aggravated by a poor economy, depression has become a major problem among attorneys.

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February 01, 2010

Online database for LGBT youth resources launched in Ontario

An online province-wide database of resources for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans youth in Ontario is now live, featuring social clubs, recreation and leisure opportunities, as well as health and...

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February 01, 2010

Register now: Webinar on sexual harassment and violence in the workplace

Date February 18, 2010
Time 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Online

Please join us for CLEONet's upcoming webinar, "Bill 168: Ontario's New Legislation on Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Workplace," February 18, 2010, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are limited...

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February 01, 2010

Scaffold deaths prompt probe of workplace safety laws

The Ontario government will conduct an independent investigation into lax labour, workplace safety and enforcement laws in wake of the Christmas Eve scaffold deaths and a rash of construction...

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Toronto Star
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January 28, 2010

Conference on human rights and persons with intellectual disabilities

Date April 21, 2010 to April 22, 2010
Time All day
Where Niagara Falls

This conference will explore challenges to creating awareness of human rights violations with regard to persons with intellectual disabilities and to developing a plan to end this abuse.

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January 27, 2010

Lawyers say justice not being served

A news article reports the reactions of Brockville lawyers to recent Legal Aid Ontario announcements of service changes.

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Canoe Network News
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January 27, 2010

Legal aid boycott ends

A Toronto Star article reports that Ontario lawyers have ended an eight month boycott of the province's legal aid system with a seven year agreement.

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Toronto Star
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January 25, 2010

Provincial government announces end of legal aid boycott

The provincial government has announced major changes to the legal aid system and the end of the legal aid boycott.

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
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January 25, 2010

Register now for CLEONet's upcoming webinar on human rights in your workplace

Date February 3, 2010 to February 3, 2010
Time 12:00 p.m
Where Online

Please join us for CLEONet's upcoming webinar, "Human Rights in Your Workplace," February 3, 2010, from 12 to 1 p.m. There are limited spots available, so you must register by January 29.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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January 25, 2010

March 27: Forum on newcomer policy recommendations to overcome poverty

Date March 27, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where 1774 Queen Street East, Toronto

A forum will be held on Saturday, March 27, to discuss how to improve access to employment for newcomers and how to build communities where immigrants and refugees participate fully in civic life...

Article source:
Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto
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January 19, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario - Transforming client service delivery in North York

By streamlining administration and increasing front line client services, Legal Aid Ontario is changing the way it delivers its services in North York to make help and information more easily...

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Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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January 18, 2010

Shakeup coming to Legal Aid in Sarnia

Legal Aid Ontario, which administers the provincially-funded legal aid system in Ontario, said last week it is "transforming" services in Sarnia.

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The Observer (Sarnia)
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January 18, 2010

Kitchener bylaw violates rights of poor and disabled, municipal board says

A Kitchener bylaw that aims to clean up a downtown neighbourhood violates the rights of poor and disabled people and must be changed, says a provincial tribunal.

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The Record.com
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January 18, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario transforming services in Sarnia, Chatham and Windsor

Legal Aid Ontario is changing the way it delivers services to the communities in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor-Essex, making greater use of technology, streamlining administration, and...

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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January 18, 2010