January 16: What's new with CLEO and with you in 2019?

PLE Learning Exchange Ontario invites you to join the next Community of Practice call on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. EST.

Posted:
January 03, 2019
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Higher drunk driving fines, static minimum wage: These are the changes taking effect in Ontario in 2019

Other changes taking effect Jan. 1 under Doug Ford's government include a tax credit for low-income families, higher political donation limits, and new rules for collection agencies.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Toronto Star

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic December 2018 newsletter

Topics covered in this issue of the newsletter include manufactured crisis at WSIB, saving French-language services, fighting predatory lending, Canada Child Benefit, and more.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

StatsCan planning to ask gender questions in 'pilot' census - and answering is mandatory

About 250,000 Canadian households are being told to fill out "pilot" census or face $500 fines.

Posted:
December 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Tories cut cultural funding, revamp tribunals in scramble for savings

The environment and land tribunals, the social justice tribunals, and the safety, licensing appeals and standards tribunals will become one cluster, called Tribunals Ontario.

Posted:
December 17, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

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)

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

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)

Ottawa reaches agreement in principle to settle Indian Day School class-action lawsuit

The settlement will include individual compensation, legal fees, and $200 million for healing and wellness.

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)