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Articles about G20 protests, sound cannons, security fence, and police

These are articles from various media about the G20 summit.

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June 23, 2010

Goar: A province where everyone can live in dignity

In her Toronto Star column, Carol Goar talks about the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council exceeding its mandate, expectations of procrastination and dithering by the Minister for Community...

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Toronto Star
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June 23, 2010

Truth in sentencing must come with truth in spending

A Globe and Mail editorial asks why the federal government is planning such an enormous expenditure on jails, especially when crime is falling.

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The Globe and Mail
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June 23, 2010

Austerity Won't Tighten Belts on Costly Crime Agenda

In a post to the Progressive Economics Forum, Armine Yalnizyan says austerity is coming, created by the huge expenditure on the "tough on crime" agenda, and it's going to be tougher on us than it...

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June 23, 2010

Much more is needed for tenants

In a Toronto Star letter to the editor, Connie Harrison lists some of the changes that must take place at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation if it is to avoid tragedies such as the death of...

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Toronto Star
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June 23, 2010

Lone Parent Success Story Not Because of Tough Love

Responding to the publication of a new report on lone-parent poverty, Armine Yalnizyan says that the fact that more people were working, and working longer hours, in the decade 1997 to 2007 is...

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June 23, 2010

ARCH Disability Law Centre newsletter now available

Topics in ARCH Alert include the report of the independent reviewer of AODA, a legal action launched against discriminatory zoning bylaws, and an update on service animal law in Ontario.

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ARCH Disability Law Centre
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June 23, 2010

With More Than 500,000 Ontarians Impacted by Schizophrenia, New Initiative Calls For Support and End to Discrimination

A Schizophrenia Society of Ontario news release describes Peace of Minds, its new campaign to raise awareness about schizophrenia and generate support for programs to help those affected by the...

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Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
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June 23, 2010

July 27: Register now for CLEONet's OW & ODSP Applications and Appeals webinar

Date July 27, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where online

This webinar gives information on the steps in applying for income supports from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Plan and how to appeal a decision about an income support...

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Flemingdon Community Legal Services
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June 22, 2010

September 21: Register now for CLEONet's ODSP Disability Determination & Application webinar

Date September 21, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where Online

This webinar gives health practitioners and community service providers information on the Ontario Disability Support Plan disability determination and application processes.

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Flemingdon Community Legal Services
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June 22, 2010

Legal rights you need to know when photographing G20 events

This blog covering the June 2010 G8 and G20 summits has a link to a web site with a set of legal guidelines for photographers.

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June 22, 2010

Late fees for legal aid

A Toronto Star editorial asks why lawyers who take on legal aid cases aren't being paid on time.

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Toronto Star
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June 22, 2010

Roseman: Beware door-to-door hot water tank sellers

A Toronto Star columnist tells how to protect against scams by door-to-door sellers trying to replace rental hot water tanks.

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Toronto Star
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June 22, 2010

Seniors' units available but unaffordable

A cbc.ca article says that while many seniors struggle to find appropriate housing, more than 10 per cent of rental units designated for seniors sit vacant.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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June 22, 2010

National Aboriginal Day history

This Indian and Northern Affairs Canada web page has information about National Aboriginal Day and a brief history of its origins.

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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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June 21, 2010

Clicklaw answers questions about Aboriginal issues

Clicklaw has legal information about compensation for abuse in residential schools,
housing benefits on reserve, child protection for Aboriginal people, and more.

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June 21, 2010

Native kids wait as case drags on

The Winnipeg Free Press says the Harper government has left Ottawa's human rights tribunal so short-staffed that a landmark case on aboriginal child welfare funding has been stymied.

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June 21, 2010

2011 Rent Increase Guideline

The provincial government has announced that Ontario's rent increase guideline for the year 2011 will be 0.7 per cent.

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Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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June 21, 2010

June 23: Youth Rights, Schools, Streets and Malls

Date June 23, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m.
Where Various locations in Peterborough

This Peterborough event is a forum for youth, educators, parents, social
agencies, and the public presented by Peterborough Community Legal Centre and Justice for Children and Youth.

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June 15, 2010

Peterborough Community Legal Centre spring newsletter now available

Topics in the Legal Centre News include medical reviews for ODSP recipients, licensing landlords, and Peterborough Immigration Council.

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Peterborough Community Legal Centre
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June 15, 2010