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Ottawa won't pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, Goodale says

Goodale tweeted on Tuesday evening that the government "respects" the recent Federal Court decision that spared Abdoul Abdi from a deportation hearing. 

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 18, 2018

August 13-17: Family camp for Spanish-speaking immigrant, non-status, and refugee families

When: Monday to Friday, August 13-17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Where: The Lighthouse, 1008 Bathurst Street, Toronto 

This is a free camp for Spanish-speaking immigrant, non-status, and refugee mothers and their children, ages 4-13 years old.

Article source:
The Lighthouse
Posted:
July 18, 2018

CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities

A ruling by an Ontario judge has wiped out a section of the Income Tax Act limiting political activity by charities.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 18, 2018

Almost half of TDSB students expelled over last 5 years are black, report says

The majority of the TDSB's more than 300 expelled students were males in secondary schools. Of those, 48 per cent self-identified as black, compared to 10 per cent who are white.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 17, 2018

Canada's housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women

There are known health risks associated with single-room accommodation environments, yet they are often the only available and affordable housing option for poor women in urban centres in Canada...

Article source:
The Conversation
Posted:
July 17, 2018

'He's ready to live life in peace': Federal Court overturns Abdoul Abdi's deportation but future still uncertain

Justice for Children and Youth was granted intervenor status at the judicial review. Lawyer Jane Stewart said the case was a chance for the court to correct what had happened to Abdi.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
July 17, 2018

Nail salon network seeks to empower newcomer women on the job

The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) has helped spearhead the effort, which began last year with delivering informational flyers and using social media like WeChat.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 17, 2018

LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

Speakers took aim at the government's announcement that schools would temporarily revert to a 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the Liberals' updated version.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 16, 2018

Ontario injured workers shut out of medical pot coverage — told to take opioids instead

'We treat requests for coverage of medical marijuana on a case-by-case basis,' WSIB says.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 16, 2018

Pet care for people in crisis

Thanks to Jill McNall, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), for assembling this information about pet care for people in crisis.

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Posted:
July 16, 2018

Tenant involved in Parkdale rent strike served with eviction notices

The tenant has received two eviction notices in which landlord Nuspor Investments accuses him of being verbally abusive to staff and interfering with the safety of staff or tenants.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 16, 2018

The Government of Ontario announces change to the formula for calculating public holiday pay

A new regulation reinstates the previous formula for calculating public holiday pay that applied prior to January 1, 2018. This change took effect July 1, 2018.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
July 13, 2018

Agency for women experiencing abuse, addictions opens fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A local healing agency that supports families and women experiencing abuse is celebrating the opening of their fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 13, 2018

Statistics Canada set to resume reporting on unfounded cases

Statistics Canada will publish data on unfounded criminal cases for the first time in 15 years, after training with police services on new ways to define and classify incidents, including sexual...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 13, 2018

Fix Canada's legal system

This Toronto Star editorial says Canadians will lose faith in an underfunded, unfair justice system that may too often be freeing the guilty and jailing the innocent.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 12, 2018

CJPR - Chronique juridique - L'édition Été 2018 // Summer 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue of the Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell newsletter include (in French only) Ontario's new standard lease, door-to-door sales, payday loans.

Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.
Posted:
July 12, 2018

Law firm to start name-blind hiring for summer students

A Toronto law firm will be removing names from hundreds of applications it receives from law students hopeful to land a summer position at the firm, to promote more diverse recruitment.

Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Posted:
July 12, 2018

Confronting Anti-Black Racism - Become a part of the Anti-Black Racism Partnership & Accountability Circle

The last day to submit an application is July 27. The City's Confronting Anti-Black Racism unit (CABR) is responsible for rolling out the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

Article source:
City of Toronto
Posted:
July 12, 2018

The 'App Gap': Why it’s so difficult for low income people to apply for benefits for which they are eligible

A list of the many things that can keep low-income people from applying for benefits.

Article source:
Open Policy Ontario
Posted:
July 11, 2018

In descriptions of migrants, the Canadian media has been happy to play judge and jury

In an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, a columnist discusses how the media's use of language describing migrants can inflame anti-migrant sentiment.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 11, 2018