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Toronto group home bylaw called 'discriminatory'

The Toronto Star looks at objections to a group home bylaw which critics say is discriminatory because it is based on the characteristics of the users of a building instead of the building...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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May 24, 2010

Report highlights need for public legal education

Research from England and Wales suggests that up to two thirds of the population are unaware of the system of legal rights and nearly 70% have no knowledge of basic legal processes.

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May 24, 2010

May 26: Register now for CLEONet's webinar on The ABCs of Substitute Decision Making

Date May 26, 2010
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where online

This webinar presents a review of rights and responsibilities related to substitute decision making.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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May 19, 2010

May 27: Register for webinar on Powers of Attorney and Substitute Decision-Making Authorities

Date May 27, 2010
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where online

This webinar presents a review of issues related to powers of attorney and other substitute decision-making authorities.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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May 19, 2010

New tool on refugee transportation loans: Petition to Parliament

This is a call for signatures on a petition asking the Canadian government to absorb the cost of transportation loans for refugees.

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May 19, 2010

Videos of Community Public Hearing on Bill C-11, Refugee Reform Bill, now available

These are videos of the community public hearing on Bill C-11, the Refugee Reform Bill, that was held on May 6, 2010, at Ryerson University, Toronto.

Article source:
Parkdale Community Legal Services
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May 19, 2010

June 24: IRB information session and Toronto Refugee Affairs Council AGM

Date June 24, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Where Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, (St. George subway station, Bedford road exit, turn left and walk two blocks north to Lowther)

Members and refugee advocates are invited to attend the information session by Immigration and Refugee Board (Toronto) senior staff and annual general meeting of the Toronto Refugee Affairs...

Article source:
Toronto Refugee Affairs Council (TRAC)
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May 18, 2010

Police, mental health workers to join forces

A CBC story describes a new initiative in Alberta that aims to steer mentally ill petty crime suspects out of the justice system.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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May 18, 2010

End-of-life care needs fixing: Cancer Society

A CTV article reports on a study that says too many Canadians with terminal cancer have no say in where their lives will end because palliative-care services and support for their caregivers...

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CTV News
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May 18, 2010

Map shows wait times for Ontario social housing

A recent report by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario shows the waiting times for subsidized or social housing in Ontario.

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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May 18, 2010

July 7: Telling Our Stories - Disability Should Not Equal Poverty

Date July 7, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where Metro Hall Rotunda, Toronto

This event will bring together ODSP recipients, agency workers and members of the general public to learn more about what it is really like to live on ODSP. Please note that this event has been...

Article source:
ODSP Action Coalition
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May 17, 2010

Privacy rights: Toronto woman sues Rogers after her affair is exposed

According to a Toronto Star story, a woman is suing Rogers Wireless Inc. for alleged invasion of privacy and breach of contract after her husband discovered an affair she was having from her phone...

Article source:
Toronto Star
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May 17, 2010

Goar: Slow down and get retirement homes law right

A Toronto Star columnist reports that the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is among groups that say they cannot support Bill 21, the Retirement Homes Act, unless significant changes are made.

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Toronto Star
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May 17, 2010

Don't ram through refugee reforms

In an opinion piece in the Ottawa Citizen, two former ministers of immigration argue that the proposed approach to protecting refugees is being rushed forward at worrying speed.

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
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May 16, 2010

Study: The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program

This study looks at Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program to determine Canada's approach to integrating and protecting temporary foreign workers.

Article source:
Settlement.Org
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May 16, 2010

June 10: DiverseCity Counts forum on minorities in the media

Date June 10, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto Trading Floor

This forum will look at how well the media reflects the diversity of the population in both media coverage and in its leadership.

Article source:
Maytree
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May 16, 2010

Ontario Labour minister announces workplace violence 'tool box'

Canadian Lawyer Magazine reports that the Ministry of Labour has created a workplace violence tool box to help organizations comply with the requirements of Bill 168.

Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
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May 16, 2010

EI for self-employed a work in progress

According to a Law Times article, on January 1, 2011, the federal government will begin payments to self-employed people under amendments to the Employment Insurance Act dealing with parental,...

Article source:
Law Times
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May 16, 2010

Study: Cutting Through the Fog: Why is it so hard to make sense of poverty measures?

The Metcalf Foundation has released a new paper about the challenges facing citizens when presented with statistics on poverty, and emphasizes the need to question the implications and assumptions...

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May 16, 2010

CLEO announces online resource on refugee law changes

CLEO has created a new online resource about federal government proposals to change rules that affect refugee claimants in Canada (Bill C-11).

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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May 13, 2010