Law Society of Ontario to mandate pay for articling students

The LSO has decided to approve a proposal to mandate pay for articling students and audit the firms where they work beginning May 1, 2021.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

TVO's The Agenda panel: Landlords, Tenants, and Housing

One of the few growth areas on the supply side of the rental equation has been small landlords. The Agenda discusses this segment of the rental equation.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Bill to curb violence against Indigenous women could hurt those it aims to protect, warns lawyer

An Anishinaabe lawyer is concerned that a bill promoting harsher sentences for people who commit crimes against Indigenous women may end up hurting the group it's trying to protect.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

WSIB to investigate claims of Kitchener-Waterloo rubber workers

The review will look at both cancer and non-cancer related claims of the former area rubber workers. 300 claims filed since 2002 will be reviewed by a dedicated team.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Thunder Bay Police Services Board swears in first Indigenous chair

Celina Reitberger, who spent 20 years in private practice, followed by 15 years with Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services, takes over the leadership of the board.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Study highlights 'uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market

Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Hearst councillor Gaetan Baillargeon says province changing rules on pledging allegiance to the Crown

The province will provide an alternate declaration which will allow publicly elected officials to be sworn in without pledging allegiance to the Crown.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Reviewing the Low-income Energy Assistance Program

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reviewing the Low-income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance, or LEAP EFA, and is encouraging consumers to have their say.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Lawyer versus consultant? Immigration data shows visa applicants have best shot with former

Foreign nationals who prepare their own Canadian visa applications are nearly as successful in being accepted as those who spend money on a consultant to do the job.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Everything we know about gender violence in one new website

A new government website is bringing together federal programs, research, and information related to gender-based violence across Canada.

Posted:
December 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)