A Toronto Star article reports that in five years' worth of cases at the Ontario Court of Appeal, 23 per cent of people in criminal appeals, over half the people in family law cases, and a quarter of those appealing civil court decisions had no lawyers.
Date July 8, 2010
Time 10 a.m. - noon
Where Social Planning Toronto, 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001
The Social Planning Network of Ontario invites you to the release of its one-year follow-up report on the impact of the recession on nonprofit community social services in Ontario.
The CBC reports that a bill that allows First Nations communities to request the same property rights for commercial real estate projects on reserve lands as off-reserve projects has received royal assent.
In her Toronto Star column, Carol Goar laments government's history of unmet deadlines and broken promises in the effort to eliminate homelessness.
In a Toronto Star opinion piece, former Governor General Edward Schreyer says there needs to be renewed commitment to affordable housing at the federal level, as was the case for the 25 years from 1970 to 1995.
A Toronto Star article says the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board plans a more cost-effective system to aid those injured on job.
These are responses in the media to the decision by Statistics Canada to eliminate the mandatory long-form questionnaires in the gathering of census data.
A new book that shows how some developing countries are reducing poverty by making cash payments to the poor from their national budgets is reviewed.
While the Ontario government should have better informed the public about police powers to search and arrest people during the G20 summit, the Premier doesn't feel he owes the public an apology for what happened, reports the CBC.
Date July 10, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Queen's Park, Toronto, in front of the Ontario Legislative Assembly building (Queen's Park subway station)
This is a demonstration of opposition to the excessive use of police force and the unprecedented curtailment of civil liberties during the G20 Summit.