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Few Toronto Catholic schools accept non-status students

This Toronto Star article describes a new study that shows that only one in seven Toronto Catholic schools will take in children of illegal migrants, despite an Ontario law that mandates them to...

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Toronto Star
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July 15, 2010

Canadian Council of Muslim Women opposes the addition of "honour killings" to the Criminal Code

According to the National Post, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women opposes the addition of "honour killings" to the Criminal Code on the grounds "murder is murder" and a special category could...

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National Post
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July 14, 2010

Cop watch: No major inquiry into G20 policing yet, but there sure is a pile of probes

Now Magazine reports that, despite public indignation, there are no plans for a single, pre-eminent, and exhaustive review of police actions.

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July 14, 2010

Changes to Pardons Eligibility and Application Process

On June 30, 2010, the Government of Canada amended the Criminal Records Act , resulting in changes to how pardons are granted by the National Parole Board.

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Parole Board of Canada
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July 14, 2010

September 13: Register now for CLEONet's webinar on Pay Day Loans Act

Date September 13, 2010
Time 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where Online

This webinar focuses on consumers' rights under the Pay Day Loans Act and ways to enforce those rights through the courts and the Ministry of Consumer Services.

Article source:
Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.
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July 13, 2010

Commissioner Launches Investigation into Decision to Eliminate Long-Form Questionnaire for 2011 Census

A Settlement.org news item reports that the Commissioner of Official Languages has launched an investigation into the Government of Canada's decision to eliminate the long-form questionnaire from...

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Settlement.Org
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July 13, 2010

Consultation with not-for-profit sector now online

A Trillium Foundation news release announces that an interactive, online consultation with the not-for-profit sector has been launched as part of The Partnership Project.

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July 13, 2010

Moving Forward on Legal Aid: Research on Needs and Innovative Approaches

The Canadian Bar Association announces the release of Moving Forward on Legal Aid: Research on Needs and Innovative Approaches.

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Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
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July 13, 2010

Ottawa may add 'honour killing' to Criminal Code

An article in the Montreal Gazette reports that the minister responsible for the status of women is taking gender-based violence "very seriously" and called on women's groups and members of the...

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Montreal Gazette
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July 13, 2010

Ottawa cuts funding to residential schools lobby group

The Globe and Mail reports that the Department of Indian Affairs has cut funding to a national organization that speaks on behalf of former residential school students, and the group's leader is...

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The Globe and Mail
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July 12, 2010

July 27: Workshop on Family Law and Children's Aid

Date July 27, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where 2562 Eglinton Ave. West (Eglinton West & Keele)

This workshop features family and child protection lawyer Renuka Satchithananthan, and will cover child custody and access, child support, and child protection.

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Community Action Resource Centre
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July 12, 2010

Ministry of Unpaid Labour: Local workers owed wages but have no hopes the Ministry will do its job

A press release from the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre tells about five workers in Belleville who have lost faith in the Ministry of Labour's ability to collect their back pay.

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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)
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July 12, 2010

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 12, 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 12, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2010