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Many ways to help tenants

The PLE Learning Exchange Ontario presents a sampling of current Connecting Communities legal information training projects that deal with housing law.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 09, 2017

May and June 2017: Retiring on a low income: Plain language advice

These are free workshops at Toronto Public Library branches.

Article source:
Open Policy Ontario
Posted:
May 09, 2017

'Difficult choices' ahead for Legal Aid Ontario, review finds

Legal Aid Ontario still needs to do more work to develop a comprehensive plan to balance its budget, according to a third-party review being released Tuesday.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 09, 2017

Roma say they're being barred from flights to Canada

The federal government denies it's behind the problems faced by Roma travellers, saying it's up to airlines to decide who boards flights to Canada.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 08, 2017

Doctors won't face discipline hearing over sex assault allegation

The College of Physicians and Surgeons has dropped charges against two men, who were acquitted in a criminal trial, after the female complainant refused to testify again.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 08, 2017

Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33B a year: Study

Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33 billion a year in direct out-of-pocket expenses and time off work,a new study by CIBC says.

Article source:
Metro
Posted:
May 08, 2017

On the Radar: Being sued in Small Claims Court

This month's On the Radar highlights information about being sued in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
May 08, 2017

May 17: Low-Income Energy Network 2017 annual conference

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Confederation Place Hotel, 237 Ontario Street, Kingston 

There is no registration fee for this conference, but you are asked to register as soon as possible. Space is limited. 

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
Posted:
May 08, 2017

Refugee board creates guidelines for deciding LGBTQ claims

The guidelines are meant to help decision-makers at the Immigration and Refugee Board with claims based on sexual orientation, which are hard to verify and validate.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 05, 2017

Consultation on Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress Policy

The WSIB has developed a draft policy to support legislation tabled by the Ontario government that would, if passed, allow compensation for work-related chronic mental stress.

Article source:
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Posted:
May 05, 2017

Canadian passport will have new marker for transgender travellers, justice minister says

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government is working to update its gender identity policies right across federal departments, and they will include a revamped travel document.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 05, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
May 05, 2017

Multiculturalism isn't bad for women — but racism is: Kanji

Canada does not need to import misogyny from the Indian subcontinent, or any other region stereotyped as a source of "barbaric cultural practices"— it is already endemic here.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 04, 2017

What is Ontario doing to address violence against Indigenous women?

Ontario's Indigenous communities worked collaboratively with the provincial government to develop Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women.

Article source:
Luke's Place
Posted:
May 04, 2017

Restrict use of solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners, independent reviewer says

Howard Sapers said he is recommending significant changes to solitary, urging the province to properly define what it is, and to eliminate indefinite segregation.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 04, 2017

Ontario rights tribunal finds landlord violated tenants' religious rights

A landlord who ignored his tenants' requests to respect their prayer times and remove his shoes in their prayer space violated their religious rights, Ontario's human rights tribunal has ruled.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 04, 2017

CLEO's new 'how to' resource: Using social media effectively

CLEO's Centre for Research & Innovation is pleased to launch our newest "how to" public legal education and information (PLE) resource.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 04, 2017

Family Law Access to Justice Fund call

The Law Foundation of Ontario invites applications from nonprofit organizations across Canada to the Access to Justice Fund (ATJF) in the area of family law, including child protection.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
May 03, 2017

Racial profiling occurs at Ontario airports, malls, and schools, report says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report finds that racial profiling is not restricted to policing.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 03, 2017

Parliament passes drug possession immunity for 'Good Samaritans' seeking help for overdoses

The act aims to remove fear of prosecution for possessing (or consuming) illegal drugs, the top reason people cite for not seeking aid for a drug overdose, or for not remaining at the scene.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
May 03, 2017