Do's and don'ts of small claims court

Many people's only interaction with the civil courts in Ontario will be through small claims court, but Is small claims court now too complicated for the average person to represent himself or herself?

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January 13, 2016

Law sides with freedom: Harper's anti-niqab position may be popular, but Charter disagrees

There are circumstances where, for legal and security reasons, people must show their faces: boarding a plane or crossing a border and in some cases, court proceedings. A swearing-in ceremony isn't one of them.

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March 24, 2015

Dental care for welfare recipients needs work

Evangel Hall executive director Joseph Taylor opened the dental clinic in 2009, after he discovered that 50% of the clients he saw at the drop-in centre hadn't been to a dentist in five years.

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January 27, 2015

It's not up to Ontario to enforce federal immigration laws

Why were the CBSA, along with the Ontario ministries of transportation and environment, as well as the OPP, conducting a series of commercial vehicle safety blitzes in Toronto?

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August 27, 2014

$3M awarded in Ontario discrimination cases

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre secured almost $3 million in financial compensation for Ontarians who were discriminated against in a variety of cases ranging from a disabled woman tormented by a landlord to a car lease holder called a “cheating... typical Indian.”

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January 22, 2014

$3M awarded in Ontario discrimination cases

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre secured almost $3 million in financial compensation for Ontarians who were discriminated against in a variety of cases.

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January 22, 2014

Canadian Border services set quota for stripping refugee status

The Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) is beefing up efforts to strip refugee status from those who don’t qualify by setting a new target for how many such cases it will deal with annually.

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January 20, 2014

Workplace study exposes difficulties faced by disabled workers

A BMO study found half of Canadians believe a potential employee is more likely to be hired if they are able to mask a disability.

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January 06, 2014

Oshawa mom falls victim to rental scam

A single mother of three children, the eldest of whom suffers from Asperger's syndrome, is on the verge of homelessness after nearly falling victim to a Nigerian rent scam.

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June 27, 2013

Fewer immigrants becoming citizens

Hundreds of thousands of people come to Canada as immigrants every year, but fewer are actually becoming citizens.

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January 16, 2013

Women's shelters no longer off-limits to immigration officers

The Toronto Sun reports that women's shelters are no longer off-limits to immigration officers looking to round up and deport people hiding out in Canada illegally.

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February 14, 2011

Ontario updates disability supports

The Ontario government's very definition of a developmental disability has changed as the province modernizes the way it supports vulnerable citizens, according to a Toronto Sun article.

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January 17, 2011

Immigration cops to be barred from women's shelters

Canadian authorities looking to deport illegal immigrants will be prohibited from raiding shelters and locations where women are treated for abuse.

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November 24, 2010

Domestic violence law a step closer

A private member's bill that would allow women and children fleeing domestic violence to get out of apartment leases more quickly and inexpensively has passed second reading in the Ontario legislature, according to the Toronto Sun.

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May 26, 2010