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Human Rights Tribunal awards $20,000 to employee fired after cancer diagnosis

A post on the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre Employment Rights blog describes the case of a woman who was fired after her employer learned she would need time off for treatment when she was...

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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July 13, 2010

Clinic's racism complaint to go ahead

A Law Times article reports that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has refused a request by Legal Aid Ontario to dismiss a long-standing racism complaint by the African Canadian Legal Clinic....

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Law Times
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July 13, 2010

Jason Kenney's disposable workforce of temporary foreign labour

Rabble.ca reports that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made changes to immigration policy that are designed to bring in more temporary migrants while restricting those and other migrants...

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Rabble.ca
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July 12, 2010

How to reform Children's Aid

An editorial in the Toronto Star says the recommendations of a commission set up by Children's Minister Laurel Broten to provide advice on making CASs more financially sustainable deserves...

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Toronto Star
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July 12, 2010

Arizona Payday Lenders Leave State After Voters, Legislature Let High-Interest Loans Expire

An article in the Huffington Post says that payday loan lenders are leaving Arizona because the state now now caps the annual interest rates for loans at 36 percent.

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July 12, 2010

Ontario ombudsman to probe G20 law

The probe will look at the origin and communication of the sweeping changes to civil liberties in downtown Toronto, passed ahead of June summit, says the Globe and Mail.

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The Globe and Mail
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July 12, 2010

Community Harvest Ontario will increase fresh, local food donations by hundreds of thousands of pounds

A news release from the Ontario Association of Food Banks describes a new farm partnership program that will increase the amount of fresh, healthy, local food acquired and distributed by food...

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Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)
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July 12, 2010

Chain of command questioned in G20

A Toronto Star article says that it isn't clear who should be answering to claims of alleged excessive police force and disregarded civil liberties at the G20 Summit protests.

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Toronto Star
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July 12, 2010

Energy Minister gives 'green' light to low-income energy programs

A Low-Income Energy Network news release says that the Ontario government has asked the Ontario Energy Board to resume work on a province-wide strategy to help low-income consumers reduce their...

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Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
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July 12, 2010

New Site for French Speaking Settlement Workers

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has launched a new site that will support the Francophone settlement sector by providing information and resources focused on professional...

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Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
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July 08, 2010

Poverty should not stand in the way of education

A Belleville Intelligencer article discusses a study that shows that rural poverty, especially in the Centre and North Hastings areas and in pockets of Prince Edward County, is a leading factor...

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July 08, 2010

Don't cut long census form: Liberals

The Liberals are demanding the federal government reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long census form, saying they will introduce legislation to protect a mandatory long-form census if...

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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July 08, 2010

Your Action on Census Required

This is a call for immediate action to help save this important source of information.

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July 08, 2010

Goar: The disabled are the forgotten poor

In a Toronto Star column, Carol Goar discusses the situation of people on Ontario Disability Support Program and their "government-imposed poverty."

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Toronto Star
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July 07, 2010

CBC program explores elder financial abuse

In the July 6, 2010 episode of CBC's The Current, a panel discussion explores elder financial abuse.

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CBC Radio - The Current
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July 07, 2010

Senate approves bill to help abused, divorced aboriginal women

A Globe and Mail article reports that government legislation to help prevent women who live on reserves from losing their homes because of a divorce or abuse has won final approval from the Senate...

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The Globe and Mail
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July 07, 2010

Youth lock-ups blasted

A Toronto Star article says that provincial documents reveal that a psychiatric facility in Toronto is locking up children who don't belong in secure custody.

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Toronto Star
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July 07, 2010

July 14: Policy without Practice Report Launch

Date July 14, 2010
Time 10 a.m. - noon
Where Social Planning Toronto 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001, Toronto

Social Planning Toronto invites you to the release of a new research report documenting the barriers to enrollment for non-status immigrant students in Toronto's Catholic schools.

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Social Planning Toronto
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July 07, 2010

July 21: SPT Member Forum on the Partnership Project

Date July 21, 2010
Time 11:30 a.m.
Where Lillian Smith Library, 239 College Street (one block east of Spadina), Toronto

Social Planning Toronto is convening a Member Forum to discuss the Partnership Project, which has as its goal strengthening the relationship between the Government of Ontario and the non-profit...

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Social Planning Toronto
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July 07, 2010

Poverty Elimination Bill Introduced

A message from Dignity For All describes private member's Bill C-545, An Act to Eliminate Poverty in Canada, introduced on June 17.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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July 07, 2010