Coroner issues 33 recommendations after inquest into deadly Whitby, East Gwillimbury house fires

Recommendations include educating the public to not tamper with smoke alarms, and creating a "red-flag" system for re-inspection of properties that have had past fire-code violations.

Posted:
May 06, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Medically assisted suicide bill is 'clearly unconstitutional,' lawyer says

"(Bill C-14 is) treating all physically disabled people as children incapable of agency and autonomy and I just find that incredibly offensive," said Vancouver lawyer Joe Arvay, a paraplegic.

Posted:
May 06, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 6 May 2016

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's weekly bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
May 06, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

June 8: Helping your clients find good legal information - Kenora workshop

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Time: 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: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Location: Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre, 931 Lakeview Dr., Kenora 

This workshop for service providers aims to help you decide if there is a legal issue in your client's problem, find dependable sources of legal information, and more.

Posted:
May 06, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

June 7: Helping your clients find good legal information - Thunder Bay workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: Afternoon session added! Please choose either morning or afternoon.
9 a.m. - NOON or 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

Presenter: Michelle Cader (CLEO) 

This workshop for service providers aims to help you decide if there is a legal issue in your client's problem, find dependable sources of legal information, and more.

Posted:
May 06, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

May 18: Helping your clients find good legal information - Scarborough workshop

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: AccessPoint on Danforth (Community Room), 3079 Danforth Ave., Toronto

This workshop for service providers aims to help you decide if there is a legal issue in your client's problem, find dependable sources of legal information, and more.

Posted:
May 06, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Judy Foote 'not ruling out anything' in Canada Post review

The independent panel could examine whether Canada Post should get back into the banking business, improving services in remote areas and undermining payday lending.

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Cops who tried to download Loku video have no excuse: Cole

When officers mess with evidence at crime scenes, they should be fired, if not charged with obstruction of justice: Desmond Cole

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Reasonable Doubt: Why cuts to insurance benefits are a social justice issue

Everyone wants lower car insurance premiums, but the cost, less meaningful treatment and benefits for injured people, is too high, says the writer of this column in NOW Magazine.

 

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Ban some door-to-door sales, Toronto city council asks province

The vote follows the introduction of a private member's bill at Queen's Park, which calls on the province to enact the ban before the Legislature rises for its summer recess.

Posted:
May 05, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)