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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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 16, 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 16, 2010

Refugee reform bill given speedy final approval

The National Post says that all parties gave quick final approval to legislation designed to speed both the acceptance of legitimate refugee claimants and the ouster of false claimants.

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National Post
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June 16, 2010

Ontario delays launch of provincial affordable housing strategy

With just days remaining until the end of spring, a senior official in the office of the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has confirmed that the the province will miss its own...

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June 16, 2010

Sub-meter confusion leaves tenants in dark

A Toronto Star article says that thousands of Toronto tenants are experiencing mass confusion over smart sub-meters in individual apartments in an ongoing dispute over who should pay for hydro...

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Toronto Star
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June 16, 2010

June 18: Maintenance Tips for Tenants Workshop

Date June 18, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Ramada Inn, 2nd Floor, 11 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville

This Belleville event, presented by the Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic, features information about tenant rights, help preparing tenant applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board, and...

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June 16, 2010

June 17: Hamilton rally against social assistance cuts

Date June 17, 2010
Time 1 p.m.
Where Gore Park, Hamilton

On Thursday, June 17, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty will rally against the Liberal government's decision as part of its 2010 budget to cut the Special Diet Allowance.

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Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
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June 16, 2010

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Spring 2010 newsletter now available

Topics in Bafflegab include access to justice in rural areas, rent reductions for tenants if they are paying for cable TV, and the Extended Employment Health Benefit after leaving social...

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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June 16, 2010

Bill 168: HRPA survey finds one-third of Ontario businesses will not meet regulatory obligations by June 15th deadline

A Human Resources Professionals Association news release says that over half the respondents they surveyed stated their businesses will be challenged to implement required training and...

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June 16, 2010

Basic Settlement Information Available in 17 Languages

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has rolled out 136 videos in 17 languages to quickly highlight services that very recent newcomers (or those getting ready to come) might not...

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Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
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June 15, 2010

Durham Community Legal Clinic spring newsletter now available

The Durham Community Legal Clinic spring newsletter is now available, with articles on human rights law at a glance, ODSP medical reviews, and the Landlord and Tenant Board telephone pilot project...

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Durham Community Legal Clinic
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June 15, 2010

Schlifer clinic celebrates 25 years defending women's rights

A Toronto Star article says that today, almost half of women the Schlifer clinic sees who have been victims of violence are also seeking help with the immigration system, either as refugees or...

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Toronto Star
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June 15, 2010

Latest CMHC numbers confirm low, moderate-income renters priced out of private rental markets

A Wellesley Institute blog says that average rents continue their two-decade rise many times faster than renter household incomes, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation statistics...

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The Wellesley Institute
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June 15, 2010

Chatham-Kent Women's Centre program offers info on new workplace law

A WorkplaceViolenceNews.com article describes a program that offers information to local employers regarding changes to the new legislation protecting workers.

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June 15, 2010

Refugee Lawyers' Association welcomes amendments to Bill C-11

Although it still has serious concerns about some of the remaining provisions in the bill, the Refugee Lawyers' Association of Ontario says in a news release that it welcomes the amendments to...

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June 15, 2010

New verification process aims to help Legal Aid Ontario serve clients faster

The time it takes to verify a client's status will be reduced to less than ten minutes as a result of a new information sharing process between Legal Aid Ontario and the Ministry of Community and...

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Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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June 15, 2010