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The CRA makes life more difficult for people with disabilities: André Picard

People with developmental and psychiatric disabilities face much higher rejection rates when applying for the Disability Tax Credit than people with physical disabilities.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 03, 2018

Heron Gate evictions a human rights issue, says housing advocate

An international housing advocate believes the impending eviction of residents of Ottawa's Heron Gate community is a human rights issue, and says politicians haven't done enough to prevent it.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 03, 2018

On the Radar: Personal emergency leave for workers in Ontario

Many workers don't know about their right to take personal emergency leave. This month's On the Radar is about personal emergency leave, who gets it, and how it can be used.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
July 03, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information on making a claim at the HRTO

CLEO has added new legal information to Steps to Justice: How do I make a claim to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
July 03, 2018

CELA's June 2018 Bulletin

The Canadian Environmental Law Association bulletin has information about ending plastics pollution by 2025, protecting the Great Lakes, changing Ontario's beach E. Coli standards, and more.

Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
Posted:
June 29, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information on what it means to experience discrimination

CLEO has added new legal information to Steps to Justice: What does it mean to experience discrimination?

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
June 29, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 June 2018

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:
June 29, 2018

A failure of our justice system: When we fail to preserve a victim's dignity

"It is difficult to conceive of a more obvious and profound example of the traumatization that can occur as a result of testifying as a sexual assault complainant."

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 29, 2018

U of T approves policy that could place students with mental health issues on leave

The policy has been criticized by student groups as well as by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 28, 2018

Canadians with disabilities could be waiting months for money owed by Canada Revenue Agency

Canadians with diabetes who were rejected for the disability tax credit (DTC) last year and who now have been approved may have to wait for up to 30 weeks for their money.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 28, 2018

'We're going back into the closet': LGBTQ seniors wary of being 'out' in long-term care facilities

Gay seniors say they face a hard choice - hide who they are or deal with discriminatory backlash.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 28, 2018

September 25: Violence against Women as a Tool of Control

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Linda Silver Dranoff discusses the years when she and a generation of women lawyers championed the rights of Canadian women and families supporting a larger feminist movement,

Article source:
Toronto Public Library
Posted:
June 28, 2018

10 Things to Know Now That Recreational Cannabis Will Be Legal in Canada

A brief overview of the recent developments on the legalization of cannabis, associated regulations, connection to Bill C-46, and some of the key issues emerging from legalization.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
June 27, 2018

NSRLP's New Research Report on Access to Court Transcripts

NSRLP undertook a systematic, province-by-province review of practices across the country for accessing court transcripts.

Article source:
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)
Posted:
June 27, 2018

Steps to Justice now has information on discrimination in healthcare

CLEO has added new legal information to Steps to Justice: Can a doctor or healthcare provider treat me differently for reasons that go against my human rights?

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
June 27, 2018

'Not a charter-free zone': Appeal court says police can't search luggage based on anonymous tips

One of the officers told the court that anonymous tips were common and often inaccurate, and passengers can refuse to be searched.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 26, 2018

Rooming house pilot aims to give Parkdale tenants 'fighting chance'

The goal is to create a $1.5 million fund that a non-profit could use to help purchase a Parkdale rooming house.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 26, 2018

Toronto school principal under investigation for compiling list of black students

The principal of the Etobicoke School of the Arts admitted to sharing the list and apologized, stating that it was an "inappropriate approach to identifying gaps in supports."

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 26, 2018

Programs aimed at helping black students facing disciplinary issues can wipe slates clean

The Plug has given families free legal advice, provided them with lawyers at hearings ,and played an advocacy role in meetings and mediation sessions.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
June 25, 2018

Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
June 25, 2018