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Racist taunts cost boss $25,000

A Toronto Star article reports that a woman was awarded $25,000 for discrimination and $6,750 for lost wages by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, who ordered her former employer to pay her the...

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Toronto Star
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February 17, 2010

New video talks about challenges that refugees face

A new video on YouTube talks about the challenges refugees face, from fleeing from an oppressive country to finally relocating in a new country.

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February 17, 2010

Register now for CLEONet's upcoming webinar on door-to-door sales

Date February 22, 2010 to February 22, 2010
Time 12:00 p.m.
Where Online

Please join us for CLEONet's upcoming webinar, "Hot Topics in Consumer Protection: Door-to-Door Sales" on February 22 at 12:00 p.m. There are limited spots available, so please register today.

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CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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February 17, 2010

Construction of first Francophone women's shelter in Toronto announced

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will construct a new 20-bed shelter, which will be the first in Toronto for francophone women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

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Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
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February 17, 2010

Webinar on Workplace Violence: Prevention and Response

Date February 25, 2010 to February 25, 2010
Time 11 a.m. ET - 12 p.m. ET
Where Online

This webinar, hosted by the Crisis Prevention Institute, is on Bill 168 which goes into effect June 15 and represents a significant change in how, and to what extent, both workplace violence and...

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Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)
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February 17, 2010

Canadian aid groups told to keep quiet on policy issues

According to a Globe and Mail article, non-governmental organizations say they're receiving veiled warnings about positions that clash with Ottawa's.

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February 16, 2010

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office is hiring Community Based Rights Advisers

Are you concerned about the rights and autonomy of persons living with mental illness? The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office is currently recruiting Rights Advisers for Kitchener, Toronto and...

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Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO)
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February 16, 2010

Mom takes school board to court over bullying

The mother of a nine-year-old Kitchener boy is suing the Waterloo Region Catholic School Board and the Region of Waterloo for failing to protect her son from bullying.

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February 09, 2010

Ontario court rules consumers can't click away class action rights

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of consumers who pursued a class action suit against computer giant Dell.

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Ottawa Citizen
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February 09, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario's cutbacks raise alarm

An article in the Law Times comments on Legal Aid Ontario's plan to phase out the application process for assistance through its local offices.

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Law Times
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February 08, 2010

Law Society makes misconduct cases public more quickly

A Law Times article says that changes to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s disciplinary regime will soon apply to lawyers who run afoul of the bar as well as to their victims.

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Law Times
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February 08, 2010

Federal Town Hall Forum and Homeless Memorial

Date February 9, 2010 to February 9, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where Church of the Holy Trinity (just west of the Eaton Centre between Dundas and Queen Street), Toronto

This is a homeless memorial, community lunch, and federal party / community panel on the topic of the recession and its harsh impact on vulnerable people.

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February 05, 2010

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