A message about overdose prevention and an opportunity to petition the health minister

Parkdale Community Legal Clinic sent a message about the delay of the opening of the Parkdale Overdose Prevention Site and how to contact the minister.

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August 17, 2018
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Parkdale Community Legal Services

September 12: Challenging Solitary Confinement: Panel Discussion at Elizabeth Fry Toronto

When:

  • Annual General Meeting: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Light refreshments will be served from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Hart House: 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

Elizabeth Fry Toronto will host a panel discussion examining the consequences of short and long-term solitary confinement and what changes they expect to see in legislation and practice.

Posted:
August 17, 2018
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Elizabeth Fry Toronto

Nova Scotia landlord-tenant hearings will soon be resolved over the phone

Nova Scotia will join British Columbia in conducting hearings of landlord-tenant disputes by phone.

Posted:
August 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario's Social Assistance System: 100 days to fix it or to break it?

Ontario's social assistance system was starting to shift to a more supportive, rational model. But a recent announcement by the new Ontario governhment has put that progress in doubt.

Posted:
August 17, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

DemocracyKit Workshops: How to Join a Campaign & Drive Political Change

These Toronto Public Library workshops explain how election campaigns work and deliver lessons, tools, and connections to make a meaningful contribution to a campaign team.

Posted:
August 16, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

Ontario's decision to halt new overdose-prevention sites could 'lead to more death': experts

Experts on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic say there is overwhelming evidence that overdose-prevention and safe injection sites save lives and help get people into treatment.

Posted:
August 16, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Emergency repairs or 'renoviction?' Tenants face off against Mississauga landlord

Residents worry they're getting pushed out, but the landlord says asbestos in the building needs to be removed.

Posted:
August 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Half of new discount TTC passes for low-income residents are going unused

Under its first phase, people who receive OW or ODSP payments but aren't receiving a monthly transportation allowance of $100 or more are eligible for the concession.

Posted:
August 16, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Judge slashes elderly client's legal bill, says lawyer 'was obviously making it all up as he went along'

A Toronto judge has drastically reduced an elderly woman's six-figure legal bill after finding her lawyer was unable to explain how he reached the amount.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

The change will come into effect at the beginning of this school year, but faculty and staff will still have to sign the convenant.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)