News in Campaigns and Law Reform
The Canadian Council for Refugees advises that groups concerned about these proposals will need to give their comments to government by Monday June 17.
UWindsor study highlights plight of self‐represented litigants: Many report humiliation and red‐tape
Individuals who represent themselves in court find the process far more complex and overwhelming than they ever imagined, says a new report by the National Self‐Represented Litigants (SRL) Project.
The CBSA has imposed restrictions on what a documentary film crew can shoot following heavy criticism it filmed an immigration raid that caught undocumented workers.
The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association's campaign, Housing Opens Doors, has launched. Visit the website, ring the bell, and help raise awareness of affordable housing.
The Canadian Council for Refugees welcomed some of the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced yesterday by the federal government, notably the withdrawal of the rule allowing migrant workers to be paid 15% less than Canadians. However, the CCR regrets that the announcement did not address the rights abuses suffered by migrant workers, who are vulnerable to exploitation because of their precarious status.
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring: Fran Odette, Faculty Member, George Brown College
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Our laws need to be improved to support women who experience gender-based violence, but law reform must incorporate an understanding of both gendered violence and disability.
METRAC (the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) launched the May Be Me Campaign in 2012 to bring attention to prevention of violence against women and youth.
People with disabilities and frontline staff joined forces to tell MPPs to improve disability benefits, but not in the ways recommended by the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has produced a fact sheet as part of their campaign against changes to social assistance that will hurt people with disabilities.
Ontario is taking aim at aggressive door-to-door water heater sales, saying complaints about bad apples in the industry are second only to collection agencies.