Default vs Diversity in Access to Justice

From October 17 to 21, the first Access to Justice Week will feature a range of initiatives from across Canada, including CLEO's Steps to Justice.

Posted:
September 30, 2016
Article source:
Slaw

The Canadian Environmental Law Association September 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Ontario's cancellation of renewable energy procurement, EBR application for review, strengthening Ontario's air standards, and nuclear energy.

Posted:
September 30, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Ministry-funded CAS report urges overhaul to keep black kids out of care

The report was triggered by a Toronto Star investigation that revealed that 42% of children in the care of the CAS of Toronto were black, in a city where only 8% of children are black.

Posted:
September 30, 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 30, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

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 30, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Tougher Penalties for Drug-Impaired Drivers Coming October 2

Penalties include fines, suspensions, vehicle impoundment, mandatory education or treatment programs, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on a vehicle.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Ontario Government Increasing Minimum Wage on October 1

The Ontario Government is raising the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

OW and ODSP Rates and the Ontario Child Benefit – 2016

As in past years, the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has created a rates sheet to give people an idea of what the recent OW and ODSP increases really mean.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario Government to Introduce Legislation Ensuring Equal Treatment for All Families

The legislation would end the legal uncertainty faced by Ontario parents who conceive their children using assisted reproduction.

Posted:
September 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

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