Law Society report suggests ways to end systemic racism in legal professions

The CBC's The Current radio program convened a panel on September 13 to discuss the experience of discrimination that non-white lawyers can face in the justice system.

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Ontario social assistance doesn't meet basic human needs

We all pay for poverty. Research from all over the world shows that those who are the poorest are sicker and die sooner than those who are wealthier, no matter the cause: article.

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
Policy Options

Top court's bilingual rule a barrier to indigenous judges: Sinclair, Bellegarde

Two leading First Nations voices say the government's new SCC selection process creates unfair barriers for indigenous candidates due to its "functionally bilingual" requirement.

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

October 26: Helping your clients find good legal information, St. Catharines/Niagara

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Afternoon session may be offered pending community interest. Let us know if you require/would prefer a PM session: 1-4 p.m.).

Where: 1388 Third Street Louth, St. Catharines, ON, Room 204

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

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

LGBTQ families await proposed changes to Ontario's parentage laws

"Cy and Ruby’s Act" was introduced last fall as amendments to the pieces of Ontario law that discriminate against non-standard families.

Posted:
September 22, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Latest bulletin from Get Ready for the ONCA, September 21, 2016

ONCA still on hold - Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) will not take effect for at least two years.

Posted:
September 22, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

New and Revised CLEO Publications - September 22, 2016

CLEO is pleased to announce the following new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
September 22, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

The September 21, 2016 issue of ARCH Alert is now available

Topics in this issue of ARCH Disability Law Centre's ARCH Alert include Right to Inclusive Education, update on Forcillo appeal, and Court of Appeal rulings in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Posted:
September 22, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Muscati: Stop detaining child migrants. Canada has alternatives.

Canada has held hundreds of children in immigration detention over the past several years, documented in a new report released by the U of T's International Human Rights Program.

Posted:
September 22, 2016
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Tell the Ontario Government They've Got it Wrong on Payday Loans

The provincial government announced lowering payday loan rates from 546% to 390% per annum, but this change will take another year and a half to get to this "still usurious" level.

Posted:
September 21, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Project for Interclinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)