Report Release: Building Decent Jobs from the Ground Up

The Workers' Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services are releasing their response to the Ministry of Labour's Changing Workplace Review Interim Report.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
Workers' Action Centre

Reasonable Doubt: Changes to Ontario tenancy law designed to help survivors of domestic abuse and violence

Jonathan Robart of Scarborough Community Legal Services explains how changes to the RTA affect persons experiencing sexual or domestic violence and/or abuse.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Federal government failed to assess privacy implications of security law, watchdog says

Law-abiding Canadians are at risk of having their personal information scooped up by broad new powers granted to Canada's security agencies, according to a new report.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

October 6: Helping your clients find good legal information, Toronto Reference Library

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library (Learning Centre 1), 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Mental health at forefront of Mississauga Community Legal Services agenda

At its AGM on Monday, MCLS highlighted the steps it's taking to help legal aid clients avoid falling victim to mental health crises or addiction.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
mississauga.com

Toronto man says landlord evicting him to rent unit on Airbnb

Kenneth Hale, a legal director of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, said the "personal use" eviction – known as an "N12" – has long been open to misuse by landlords.

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
Metro

DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too

Renters undergo a slew of background checks before they move into an apartment. Who's checking out the landlords?

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
torontoist.com

Reasonable Doubt: Why you should attend your disability hearing

Guest columnist Rachael Lake, a staff lawyer with Waterloo Region Community Legal Services who practises in the areas of Disability and Employment Insurance Law, wrote this column.

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
NOW

End second-class citizenship

Under Bill C-24's system, a single government official can decide to take away a Canadian's citizenship, with no right to a fair hearing for the citizen.

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)

Register now for Webinar on How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Where: Online

This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses ways of trying to prove abuse in a Family Court case, and when it can affect the Court's decision.

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
METRAC