Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

'Changing lives through law' goal of new outreach program for Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay

The education and mentorship program aims to help children between the ages of 11 and 14 learn more about the justice system and maybe even consider a career in law.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Mobile legal clinics coming to rural Wellington

The project is called the Wellington County Mobile Legal Service, or WellCoMs. It's targeting low-income residents who face barriers getting access to free legal advice.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Supreme Court rejects bid to block court ruling that left dozens of military prosecutions in limbo

Most of the cases currently in doubt — 22 of 35 — involve sexual assault charges.

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

A year of Bill 148: Not what the big business lobby predicted

After 12 months of Bill 148, what happened to Ontario's job market?

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Supreme Court rules voting restrictions on expatriate citizens are unconstitutional

In December, a Liberal bill extending voting rights to long-term expatriates received royal assent. But at stake was whether those voting rights could be taken away by a future government.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

February 20: Free session on Disability Tax Credit

A Canada Revenue Agency representative will talk about: new changes, eligibility, the process of applying, how to access, what to do if an application was denied, and more.

Posted:
January 10, 2019
Article source:
NOW

Reminder - January 16 lunch and learn call

CLEO's PLE Learning Exchange hosts a Community of Practice for community and legal workers in Ontario, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. EST.

Posted:
January 09, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Justice Pas-À-Pas: Bringing Key Perspectives to Bear on the Common Legal Problems of Franco-Ontarians

Justice pas-à-pas has easy-to-understand, step-by-step information on common problems such as family, housing, employment, consumer, and criminal law issues.

Posted:
January 09, 2019
Article source:
Slaw

Legal assistance clinics get makeovers in Welland and St. Catharines

As of Jan. 1, Niagara Community Legal Clinic is a result of the merger of the St. Catharines site at 8 Church St. and the Welland site at 15 Burgar St.

Posted:
January 04, 2019
Article source:
The Standard (St. Catharines)