Mississauga's affordable housing strategy excludes city's most vulnerable: critics

People making less than $55,000 have affordable housing issues too, and their need is most acute, says Madeleine Burkhardt-Jones, lawyer at Mississauga Community Legal Services (MCLS). 

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
mississauga.com

Racialized Communities Strategy consultation 2017: Meeting dates

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will hold in-person and online meetings between October and December. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to register.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice

Across the country, Gladue rights for Indigenous offenders are being ignored, underfunded, or flat-out denied, says this article.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Tackling human trafficking: Windsor police reach out to sex workers

Windsor police approached 13 sex workers considered at risk of human trafficking, 11 accepted references to WEFiGHT, a project of Legal Assistance of Windsor.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Windsor Star

Sears Canada employees angered by bonus plan for key executives

Some of the retailer's former employees said after Wednesday's hearing that they think too much money and time are being spent to coax executives to stay.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto officers to plead guilty after allegedly mocking woman with Down syndrome

The Toronto police officers are expected to plead guilty at a police tribunal, though possible disciplinary measures have not yet been determined.

Posted:
October 18, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 7: Injured Worker Community Meeting, Peel

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Bramalea Community Health Centre, 40 Finchgate Blvd, Suite 224, Brampton L6T 3J1

This is a free afternoon of education, peer support, and legal advice, and a discussion on how you can help fight for better conditions for injured workers.

Posted:
October 18, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

Clarification: Legal Aid Ontario commits $850,000 toward new clinic for black community

The ACLC has applied for reconsideration of the decision to defund its clinic. Until a decision on this is made in November, the ACLC is still receiving funding from legal aid.

Posted:
October 18, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Owner, staff charged with abuse, negligence at Vaughan centre for people with disabilities

The Hope Centre has been shut down and attendees have been returned to their families, York police say.

Posted:
October 18, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canada blasted for 'needlessly punitive' immigration detention system

A group of human and civil rights organizations has filed a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, saying Canada's treatment of immigration detainees violates international law.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star