People with mental disabilities win class status over loss of services at age 18 in Ontario

In his decision, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba agreed the plaintiff had made a strong enough case to allow the as-yet untested claim to proceed to trial on its merits.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Seminar for Quinte Region landlords concerned with homelessness

When someone stops paying rent, eviction is often the only tool landlords are aware of. "But evictions don't always go as planned and can be a long, expensive process."

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Quinte News

Latest updates on Steps to Justice / L'actualité de Justice pas-à-pas

Steps to Justice now has information about getting legal help with problems in immigration law, in English and French.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Supreme Court strikes down 'cruel and unusual' mandatory victim surcharge

In a landmark group of cases, the Supreme Court today struck down the mandatory victim surcharge, finding that it was cruel and unusual in its effects on people living in poverty.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

What Changing the ODSP Definition of Disability Would Mean / Que signifierait changer la définition d'invalidité du POSPH?

This is the third in a series of analyses by ISAC about the provincial government's November 22 announcement regarding social assistance reform.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

February 21: Tax Benefits For Indigenous Peoples

A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will talk about tax benefits and credits for Indigenous peoples, and where to get help filing taxes.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

'Racist attitudes' contributed to poor Indigenous death investigations by Thunder Bay police, report says

The Ontario police watchdog has recommended that at least 9 deaths of Indigenous people be reinvestigated in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

CLEO’s Executive Director on The Agenda -Improving Legal Aid and Access to Justice

CLEO’s Executive Director Julie Mathews participated in a panel on The Agenda discussing the importance of informing low income and marginalized communities about their legal rights and how critical our legal aid system is to access to justice in Ontario

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

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