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CLEO launches Services Map: Helping you find legal and community services in Ontario

CLEO is launching a Services Map, an interactive map of contact information for key legal and community services across Ontario.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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June 01, 2011

Good jobs a lifeline for people with mental illness

If you have a mental health problem, you are on ODSP and you may lose so many benefits that it is simply not worth your while financially to work. This is a shame because a job is more than the...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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May 30, 2011

Workers Action Centre focuses on former live-in caregiver's wage theft lawsuit

Articles from the CBC and the Toronto Star focus on a nanny who says she was paid a mere $100 a month over two years and is now suing her former employer for $195,000, in a case her supporters say...

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 30, 2011

Hudak's big pitch: Working on the chain gang

A Toronto Star editorial criticizes Ontario Conservative Leader Tim Hudak's plan to make inmates clean garbage off the city streets.

Article source:
Toronto Star
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May 30, 2011

Ontario's top court could get Harper make-over

Every time a federally appointed judge elects to become "supernumerary" and work halftime in partial retirement, it creates an opening for the Harper government to appoint a new full-time judge....

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Toronto Star
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May 25, 2011

Years of low fees lead to condo in crisis

What does Ontario law say about the landlord's (condo owners) obligation to repair and maintain housing for a tenant if the condo board won't? A condo building needs millions of dollars in urgent...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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May 25, 2011

Finding Government Services On The Go

Ontarians can now use mobile devices to find government services such as driver's licence and health card renewals.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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May 25, 2011

Silver Advisory Program launched to help police and families find missing seniors with dementia

The Ontario government is developing a program to help quickly find seniors with Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments when they are missing.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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May 25, 2011

Supreme Court vacancies spark calls to reform selection process

The selection process to fill the void at the Supreme Court of Canada needs further reform, according to a leading commentator on the country's top court.

Article source:
Law Times
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May 25, 2011

FCJ Refugee Centre inviting settlement, frontline workers to complete survey

FCJ Refugee Centre is asking settlement and frontline workers to complete a survey related to family violence within refugee and immigrant communities and how refugee and immigration legislation...

Article source:
FCJ Refugee Centre
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May 25, 2011

New French legal advice line in Southwestern Ontario

Low-income residents of Southwestern Ontario can now access clinic services over the phone in French.

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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May 25, 2011

Penalized for working? People with disabilities lose 50 cents on every dollar earned

Earning rules and administrative practices are reasons those who rely on the Ontario Disability Support Program are 11 times more likely to be unemployed than the average Ontarian, says a new...

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Toronto Star
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May 24, 2011

Canada's refugee system is a dead end for terrorists

An opinion piece in the Globe and Mail says that, contrary to the conventional view, terrorists who file refugee claims in Canada have an overwhelming capture rate, to the point that Canada's...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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May 24, 2011

Public servants sound alarm over workplace 'mobbing'

Victims of harassment have told CBC News that bullying, intimidation, and harassment is a problem inside some public service departments, especially at the higher levels.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 24, 2011

Crime and punishment: Canada and California

The National Post features a story on the federal government's crime legislation, followed by a CBC article on the high cost of overcrowding in California's prisons.

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May 24, 2011

Study: Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

According to Statistics Canada, in 2009, nearly 13 per cent of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in...

Article source:
Statistics Canada
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May 19, 2011

Layoff clause protecting older workers ruled discriminatory

The Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled that a 30-year old clause in a collective agreement protecting older workers from layoff was really age discrimination that violated the rights of...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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May 19, 2011

Case asks what a seller must reveal

Are homeowners obliged to reveal to the young family buying their house that a sex offender lives across the street? An Ontario judge has concluded that sellers may have such a duty, giving the...

Article source:
National Post
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May 19, 2011

Aboriginal Affairs: A new name with an uncertain meaning

The department that had been called "Indian Affairs" since before Confederation has been rebranded as "Aboriginal Affairs." A Globe and Mail article says the semantic shift could have all sorts of...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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May 19, 2011

Recent immigrants get the 411 on opportunities in Timmins

The Local Immigration Partnership program in Timmins acts as a guide through challenges new immigrants face, such as navigating a new heath-care or law enforcement system.

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May 19, 2011