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Can unfair employment end age discrimination: Reasonable Doubt

Canadians are retiring later than ever, but many over 65 don't have the same access to benefits as other employees.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
September 14, 2018

She was convicted of feeding her son cocaine. No one told her the hair tests were flawed

Despite efforts to identify and review criminal cases involving Motherisk's hair tests, Joyce's conviction was missed, raising questions about the government's internal review.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 14, 2018

October 25-27: Plain Language in Modern Times Conference, Montreal

Éducaloi is hosting Clarity International's conference on promoting clear legal communication, with experts from around the world.

Article source:
Éducaloi
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September 13, 2018

Understanding Ontario's civil privacy rights: Reasonable Doubt

The right to privacy is not absolute, and it would be difficult to argue that any person today would have a reasonable expectation of absolute privacy: NOW's Reasonable Doubt column.

Article source:
NOW
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September 13, 2018

Access to Justice for Facilitating Custody and Access: Survey

Volunteers are needed for brief, online Family Law Co-Parenting study. The study will take place entirely online.

Article source:
Carleton University
Posted:
September 13, 2018

Editorial: Let's be clear on the law about drinking and assault

An Ontario court has said those accused of sexual assault have the right to claim they were too intoxicated to know what they were doing.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 12, 2018

September 18: CLEO's Fall Forum 2018 - register now!

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The 519, 519 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C9

Registration closes this week - book your spot now for only $20! We will provide a light breakfast and lunch.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
September 12, 2018

Halifax prof says national food program not just pie in the sky idea

A 2017 UNICEF report ranked Canada 37 out of 41 countries in terms of access to nutritious food for children. Canada was below the United States, which was ranked 36.

Article source:
Toronto Star
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September 12, 2018

What we know and don't know about Ford's planned use of the notwithstanding clause

Toronto's municipal elections have been thrown into chaos once again after a judge's ruling Monday, then Ford's decision to use the Charter's "notwithstanding" clause.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 12, 2018

Shady sales tactics aren't just a problem for consumers — they're a problem for young workers, too

Junior employees are first and foremost eager to fit in. This makes them particularly vulnerable to pressure.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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September 11, 2018

September 14: Take Back the Night 2018: Housing Justice for ALL!

This event includes a community fair, community dinner, rally, and march.

Article source:
Parkdale Community Legal Services
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September 11, 2018

Toronto police charge two landlords with negligence over May fire that killed U of T student

Police allege the couple was negligent in providing proper fire protection and safety at a home that they own and operate as a rental property.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
September 11, 2018

Why a judge stopped Ontario's reduction of Toronto city council

Why did Justice Belobaba say the Ontario Progressive Conservative government "clearly crossed the line" when it tried to reduce Toronto's wards to 25 from 47?

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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September 10, 2018

Bureaucracy to blame for thousands of Canadians struggling with estate laws, seniors' advocate says

"The Ministry of Transportation said it had to be put in my name before we could donate it. So I can't even donate it. Can't sell it. Can't scrap it."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 10, 2018

Why we shouldn't glorify the 'starving student' stereotype

A report says students are shrugging off skipped meals, trips to the campus food bank, and choosing between textbooks and nutrition, as yet another part of the student experience.

Article source:
Global News
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September 10, 2018

Justice fellowships to research the potential effects of smart cities and how to support the role of community-based justice partners

The Fellowships have been awarded to Julie Mathews and Jean-Noé Landry. Congratulations to Julie, CLEO's Executive Director, on this exciting opportunity!

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
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September 10, 2018

Landlord illegally collected $5K in rent from college students while listing their rooms on Airbnb

Karen Andrews, staff lawyer at ACTO, said students are frequently taken advantage of because they're seen as a community that doesn't have legal resources and won't fight back.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
September 07, 2018

No Child Should Live in Poverty: New report calls for end to discrimination in the Canada Child Benefit

A new report details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
September 07, 2018

Complete a short survey on Access to Justice needs of Arabs in Ontario

Are you a member of the Arab community in Ontario, or work or associate with the Arab community? We want to hear your views on the legal system, even if you've never used it.

Article source:
University of Windsor Faculty of Law
Posted:
September 07, 2018

Register today: Tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Where: Online

This is a webinar for community workers who help users find legal information. It will explain the difference between legal information and legal advice and also cover Steps to Justice.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
September 07, 2018