Register now for the 2013 OJEN Summer Law Institute, August 27-28

Dates August 27, 28
Place Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street. West, Toronto

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hosting the 2013 Summer Law Institute (SLI), a two-day professional development conference for secondary school teachers.

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July 02, 2013
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OJEN-ROEJ Ontario Justice Education Network Réseau ontarien d'éducation juridique

La Chronique juridique - Été 2013

Topics in the Summer 2013 issue of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include door-to-door sales, and Q&A on rental housing, home care, and social assistance.

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June 28, 2013
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Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

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.

Posted:
June 27, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Sun

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly Spring/Summer newsletter now available

Topics in the Spring/Summer issue of ACE's newsletter include privacy Issues in Long-Term Care, complaints in retirement homes, and changes to the Interim Federal Health Program and the effects on refugee claimants.

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June 17, 2013
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Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)

September 20-21: RightsWatch Conference 2013

Date Friday, September 20, keynote and reception; Saturday, September 21, all-day conference

Place Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas St W, Toronto

Early Bird registration available until August 1. Discussions on the impact of new technologies and modes of communication on legal and societal understandings of privacy, freedom of expression, and the media. 

Posted:
June 14, 2013
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Spring 2013 newsletter now available

Topics in this issue of Bafflegab include visit of Supreme Court Judge Cromwell, Living Wage Campaign, access to adequate housing, update on Special Diet, and medical reviews for ODSP recipients.

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June 12, 2013
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Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

Ontario files lawsuit against payday loan operator Cash Store

The Ontario government has launched legal proceedings against The Cash Store Financial Services Inc., a publicly traded firm in the payday loan business, over its operations and licences.

Posted:
June 12, 2013
Article source:
National Post

Data-collection program got green light from MacKay in 2011

Defence Minister Peter MacKay approved a secret electronic eavesdropping program that scours global telephone records and Internet data trails – including those of Canadians – for patterns of suspicious activity.

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June 10, 2013
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canadians can cancel their wireless contracts after two years under new CRTC code of conduct

New rules also cap extra data charges at $50 per month and international data roaming charges at $100 per month.
Posted:
June 03, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Star

Government went too far in surveillance of First Nations advocate: report

Two government departments went too far in their monitoring of a First Nations children's advocate and her personal Facebook page, federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has found.

Posted:
May 31, 2013
Article source:
Winnipeg Free Press