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Sub-meter confusion leaves tenants in dark

A Toronto Star article says that thousands of Toronto tenants are experiencing mass confusion over smart sub-meters in individual apartments in an ongoing dispute over who should pay for hydro...

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Toronto Star
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June 16, 2010

June 18: Maintenance Tips for Tenants Workshop

Date June 18, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Ramada Inn, 2nd Floor, 11 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville

This Belleville event, presented by the Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic, features information about tenant rights, help preparing tenant applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board, and...

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June 16, 2010

June 17: Hamilton rally against social assistance cuts

Date June 17, 2010
Time 1 p.m.
Where Gore Park, Hamilton

On Thursday, June 17, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty will rally against the Liberal government's decision as part of its 2010 budget to cut the Special Diet Allowance.

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Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
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June 16, 2010

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Spring 2010 newsletter now available

Topics in Bafflegab include access to justice in rural areas, rent reductions for tenants if they are paying for cable TV, and the Extended Employment Health Benefit after leaving social...

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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June 16, 2010

Bill 168: HRPA survey finds one-third of Ontario businesses will not meet regulatory obligations by June 15th deadline

A Human Resources Professionals Association news release says that over half the respondents they surveyed stated their businesses will be challenged to implement required training and...

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June 16, 2010

Basic Settlement Information Available in 17 Languages

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has rolled out 136 videos in 17 languages to quickly highlight services that very recent newcomers (or those getting ready to come) might not...

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Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
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June 15, 2010

Durham Community Legal Clinic spring newsletter now available

The Durham Community Legal Clinic spring newsletter is now available, with articles on human rights law at a glance, ODSP medical reviews, and the Landlord and Tenant Board telephone pilot project...

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Durham Community Legal Clinic
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June 15, 2010

Schlifer clinic celebrates 25 years defending women's rights

A Toronto Star article says that today, almost half of women the Schlifer clinic sees who have been victims of violence are also seeking help with the immigration system, either as refugees or...

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Toronto Star
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June 15, 2010

Latest CMHC numbers confirm low, moderate-income renters priced out of private rental markets

A Wellesley Institute blog says that average rents continue their two-decade rise many times faster than renter household incomes, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation statistics...

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The Wellesley Institute
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June 15, 2010

Chatham-Kent Women's Centre program offers info on new workplace law

A WorkplaceViolenceNews.com article describes a program that offers information to local employers regarding changes to the new legislation protecting workers.

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June 15, 2010

Refugee Lawyers' Association welcomes amendments to Bill C-11

Although it still has serious concerns about some of the remaining provisions in the bill, the Refugee Lawyers' Association of Ontario says in a news release that it welcomes the amendments to...

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June 15, 2010

New verification process aims to help Legal Aid Ontario serve clients faster

The time it takes to verify a client's status will be reduced to less than ten minutes as a result of a new information sharing process between Legal Aid Ontario and the Ministry of Community and...

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Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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June 15, 2010

Government appointed Council recommends bold vision for social assistance reform

The Social Assistance Review Advisory Council has released its report, outlining a consultation process that would transform the delivery of income security programs, employment supports, and...

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June 14, 2010

Gay men targets of violence as hate crimes jump

A Toronto Star article says that police services are reporting a big jump in hate crimes and gay men are being targeted more often and in the most violent incidents.

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Toronto Star
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June 14, 2010

June 23: SPT June Research and Policy Forum

Date June 23, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where Social Planning Toronto Office, 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001, Toronto

The June Social Planning Toronto Research and Policy Forum will feature a presentation by Councillor Pam McConnell on a report released in April by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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Social Planning Toronto
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June 14, 2010

Editorial: Let's avoid polarization on veils

A Law Times editorial discusses the sexual assault trial involving a woman's right to wear the Muslim niqab while testifying against two relatives, versus the fair-trial rights of the accused.

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Law Times
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June 14, 2010

Few ready for Bill 168: Even law firms unprepared for new workplace violence legislation

A Law Times article reports that few Ontario workplaces will have complied with new workplace violence and harassment legislation by the time it comes into force this week.

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Law Times
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June 14, 2010

Miracle deal on the Hill

A Toronto Star editorial says the last-minute compromise by all four political parties to ensure badly needed refugee reforms "looks like a triumph of common sense."

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Toronto Star
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June 14, 2010

Ontario Family Law Reform Pilot Projects Underway

A Ministry of the Attorney General news release describes changes in Brampton and Milton's family courts that are helping parents better understand the court system and how to help their children...

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
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June 14, 2010

New rules aim to strengthen the value of Canadian Citizenship

A Citizenship and Immigration Canada news release says new rules will make it easier to take citizenship away from those who have acquired it by fraud and crack down on crooked citizenship...

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
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June 14, 2010