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New verification process aims to help Legal Aid Ontario serve clients faster
Posted June 15, 2010 - The time it takes to verify a client's status will be reduced to less than ten minutes as a result of a new information sharing process between Legal Aid Ontario and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Article source Legal Aid Ontario


Refugee Lawyers' Association welcomes amendments to Bill C-11
Posted June 15, 2010 - Although it still has serious concerns about some of the remaining provisions in the bill, the Refugee Lawyers' Association of Ontario says in a news release that it welcomes the amendments to Bill C-11 introduced by the opposition parties.


Schlifer clinic celebrates 25 years defending women's rights
Posted June 15, 2010 - A Toronto Star article says that today, almost half of women the Schlifer clinic sees who have been victims of violence are also seeking help with the immigration system, either as refugees or landed immigrants.
Article source Toronto Star


Editorial: Let's avoid polarization on veils
Posted June 14, 2010 - A Law Times editorial discusses the sexual assault trial involving a woman's right to wear the Muslim niqab while testifying against two relatives, versus the fair-trial rights of the accused.
Article source Law Times


Few ready for Bill 168: Even law firms unprepared for new workplace violence legislation
Posted June 14, 2010 - A Law Times article reports that few Ontario workplaces will have complied with new workplace violence and harassment legislation by the time it comes into force this week.
Article source Law Times


Gay men targets of violence as hate crimes jump
Posted June 14, 2010 - A Toronto Star article says that police services are reporting a big jump in hate crimes and gay men are being targeted more often and in the most violent incidents.
Article source Toronto Star


Government appointed Council recommends bold vision for social assistance reform
Posted June 14, 2010 - The Social Assistance Review Advisory Council has released its report, outlining a consultation process that would transform the delivery of income security programs, employment supports, and related services for low-income working age adults.


June 23: SPT June Research and Policy Forum
Posted June 14, 2010 - The June Social Planning Toronto Research and Policy Forum will feature a presentation by Councillor Pam McConnell on a report released in April by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Article source Social Planning Toronto


Miracle deal on the Hill
Posted June 14, 2010 - A Toronto Star editorial says the last-minute compromise by all four political parties to ensure badly needed refugee reforms "looks like a triumph of common sense."
Article source Toronto Star


New rules aim to strengthen the value of Canadian Citizenship
Posted June 14, 2010 - A Citizenship and Immigration Canada news release says new rules will make it easier to take citizenship away from those who have acquired it by fraud and crack down on crooked citizenship consultants.
Article source Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


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