Bill to ban some door-to-door sales tabled at Queen's Park

The bill, Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016, calls for the banning of door-to-door sales, leasing, or rental of air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, and water treatment devices.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Playing field in sexual abuse cases must be levelled further

A civil lawyer who has worked in the sexual abuse area for more than two decades proposes two measures she believes would help level the legal playing field in sexual abuse cases.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Updated content on CLEO's Refugee Rights in Ontario website

There is updated information on health care for refugee claimants and Humanitarian & Compassionate applications.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Katelynn Sampson inquest recommendations focus on children's rights

Children should have a say on decisions relating to their care, including resources and requirements for CAS and Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services workers: Coroner's jury recommendations.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario labour laws failing vulnerable workers

In this opinion piece, the president of the OFL says Ontario's outdated labour laws do little to remedy the power imbalance that exists between well-heeled company owners and their employees.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 18: A workshop presented by CLEO

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: AccessPoint on Danforth (Community Room), 3079 Danforth Ave., Toronto

This free workshop for service providers aims to help you decide if there is a legal issue in your client's problem, find dependable sources of legal information and assess its reliability, and more.

Posted:
April 29, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

'Migrant Dreams' broken as workers face exploitation on Ontario farms

The Current interviews the filmmaker Min Sook Lee on her documentary, Migrant Dreams, about the experiences of migrant workers in the greenhouses of Leamington, Ontario. 

Posted:
April 29, 2016
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

The Canadian Environmental Law Association April 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include potential nuclear emergencies, RentSafe, CNSC's environmental assessments, Darlington refurbishment, cap and trade legislation, Bill 151 update.

Posted:
April 29, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

ONCA still on hold

Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) will not take effect for at least two years from now. Meanwhile, you can use CLEO's to learn about the ONCA.

Posted:
April 29, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Canada lacks full picture of issues related to bail: Justice documents

A note drafted to brief the Justice Minister on the state of the criminal justice system suggests that half of those in provincial jails are on remand and have not been convicted of anything.

Posted:
April 29, 2016
Article source:
Metro