December 19: Public Legal Education Session on Powers of Attorney

When: Monday, December 19, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Huron/Perth Community Legal Clinic, 59 Lorne Ave East, Stratford, ON

To Register: Call (519) 271-4556, ext. 29 OR e-mail birmink@lao.on.ca

Who will look after your affairs if you become mentally incapable? Come and learn about Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Powers of Attorney for Property.

Posted:
December 08, 2016
Article source:
Huron/Perth Community Legal Clinic

Inside the Canadian court that handles drug crime differently

One day a month, the special drug treatment court convenes to hear from Ontarians facing drug charges. Here, they get second, third, and fourth chances - with strict conditions.

Posted:
December 08, 2016
Article source:
VICE News

New human rights commission strategic plan tackles racial profiling, solitary confinement

It's the product of feedback from nearly 300 people over the last year and hundreds of hours spent traveling across the province.

Posted:
December 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario sets out rules for physician-assisted deaths

Life insurance benefits couldn't be denied to patients, health workers would get protections under the proposed law.

Posted:
December 08, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Government of Canada changes to spousal reunification process

The new application kit for the spousal sponsorship process will be available December 15.

Posted:
December 07, 2016
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

Disconnected customers to get winter relief from Hydro One

LIEN responds to the Hydro One's announcement that it is restoring electricity to all of its residential customers who have been disconnected for bill payment arrears.

Posted:
December 07, 2016
Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

Reasonable Doubt: winter tips for tenants

Who is really responsible for snow removal, the tenant or landlord? And can you be evicted in the chilly months?

Posted:
December 07, 2016
Article source:
NOW

January 2017: Basic Income Pilot consultation

When: January 2017

Where: Cities across Ontario - see the link for dates and locations

In-person meetings are taking place across Ontario through January 31. You can attend a meeting or participate in other ways - see the link for more information.

Posted:
December 07, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

December 7: Basic Income Pilot Forum

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Hearth Room, Trinity United Church Annex, 74 Frederick St., Kitchener

This will be a discussion of key points of the proposed design of the pilot project to understand more and contribute to the public consultation in January.  

Posted:
December 06, 2016
Article source:
Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo

The cost of poverty affects us all

The biggest barrier to ending poverty is the political orthodoxy that good government is small government, that social programs must shrink, and that taxes are evil: Dr. Gary Bloch.

Posted:
December 06, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star