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November 25: Ontario Disability Support Program and You

Date November 25, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 207, Toronto (one block east of Yonge Street/Wellesley Subway Station)

Part of HALCO's Public Legal Education Program Workshop series, this workshop is presented by Jill McNall, HALCO Community Legal Worker.

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October 26, 2010

November 22: 3rd Annual Howard Adelman Lecture

Date November 22, 2010
Time 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where OISE Library, 252 Bloor Street West (direct entrance from St. George subway station), Toronto

The York University Centre for Refugee Studies presents the 3rd Annual Howard Adelman Lecture, featuring Alex Neve, on the topic, "A View From Guantanamo Bay: Omar Khadr, Citizenship and Canada's...

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Centre for Refugee Studies (at York University)
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October 25, 2010

Reforms made to Ontarians' pensions

Recent reforms made to Ontarians' pensions address concerns of workers, retirees, and employers.

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Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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October 25, 2010

Why do so few unemployed in Toronto qualify for EI?

An article in Progressive Economics Forum calls for research into why so few of Toronto's many unemployed workers qualify for Employment Insurance.

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October 25, 2010

Pension reform won't be easy, Jim Flaherty warns

A Globe and Mail article says the federal government is having a difficult time negotiating changes to the Canada Pension Plan with the provinces that would mean higher premiums for Canadians, but...

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The Globe and Mail
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October 25, 2010

New NDP ad campaign rolling out on home heating tax relief

Articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun discuss the new NDP ad campaign calling for the federal government to remove the federal sales tax from home heating fuels.

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October 25, 2010

Cyber-service 'a new frontier'

An Ontario judge has urged lawyers to be creative with electronic methods of service after allowing a litigant to do it using Facebook in a family law case.

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Law Times
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October 25, 2010

Condominium case delivers challenges

In a rare decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has agreed to compel a condominium owner to sell her suite and leave the building due to allegedly unruly behavior.

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Law Times
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October 25, 2010

Government Bill Punishes Refugees

In a news release, the Canadian Council for Refugees has expressed its grave concern that many of the measures in Bill C-49 fail to honour our obligations towards refugees and would result in...

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Canadian Council for Refugees
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October 21, 2010

Fall 2010 West End Legal Services' The Advocate now available

Topics include special needs education, changes to welfare rules, reductions in rent, and where to get legal help.

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West End Legal Services of Ottawa / Services juridiques de l'ouest d'Ottawa 
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October 20, 2010

Critics say MPs' offices turning into de facto immigration offices

Critics say a lack of resources and inefficiencies at Citizenship and Immigration Canada have turned MPs' offices into "de facto immigration offices."

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October 19, 2010

November 12: Working legally in Canada: How to obtain the work permit

Date November 12, 2010
Time 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where 248 Ossington Avenue

This workshop, presented by the Newcomer Settlement Program at St Christopher House, will explain how immigrants can receive a work permit to legally work in Canada.

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October 19, 2010

November 25: Free workshop on immigration

Date November 25, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where 2562 Eglinton Ave. West (Keele & Eglinton)

This workshop will cover work permits, permanent residence, sponsorship, and more.

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Community Action Resource Centre
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October 19, 2010

December 9: Free workshop on immigration

Date December 9, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where 2562 Eglinton Ave. West (Keele & Eglinton), Toronto

This workshop will cover work permits, permanent residence, sponsorship, and more.

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Community Action Resource Centre
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October 19, 2010

Cancelled court dates to continue despite new JPs

The province has moved to alleviate a shortage of justices of the peace, making 10 new appointments as municipalities across Ontario struggle to deal with a backlog of Provincial Offences Act...

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Law Times
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October 18, 2010

November 9: HIV & Immigration Law

Date November 9, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 207, Toronto (one block east of Yonge Street/Wellesley Subway Station)

Part of HALCO's Public Legal Education Program Workshop series, this workshop is presented by HALCO Immigration Lawyer John Norquay.

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HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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October 17, 2010

November 3: Workshop on Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure

Date November 3, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 207, Toronto (one block east of Yonge Street/Wellesley Subway Station)

Part of the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario)'s Public Legal Education Program Workshop series, this workshop is an update on the law and the campaign for prosecutorial guidelines.

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HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
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October 14, 2010

Inquest says one agency should oversee Ontario's mental health services

Ontario must do a better job of sharing records on mentally ill people between agencies and create a single organization to co-ordinate all mental health and addiction services, a coroner's...

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The Globe and Mail
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October 14, 2010

EI enhancements extended

Employment Insurance enhancements that were scheduled to end in December have been extended, Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced Tuesday.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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October 14, 2010

Legal aid funding urgent, advocates say

Canada's legal system should be one of the pillars of the country's social safety net, but instead it is withering from a lack of resources, say legal aid advocates.

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The Globe and Mail
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October 14, 2010