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Ontario Family Law Reform Pilot Projects Underway
Posted June 14, 2010 - A Ministry of the Attorney General news release describes changes in Brampton and Milton's family courts that are helping parents better understand the court system and how to help their children when going through separations or divorces.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


June 22: Register now for CLEONet's OW & ODSP Rights and Benefits Overview webinar
June 22, 2010 - This webinar gives an overview of rights and benefits for people receiving financial assistance from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Plan.
Article source Flemingdon Community Legal Services


CBA expresses appreciation for amendments to Bill C-11, Balanced Refugee Reform Act
Posted June 10, 2010 - The Canadian Bar Association has issued a statement expressing appreciation for the work of the government and opposition parties in reaching agreement on amendments to Bill C-11, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act.
Article source Canadian Bar Association


Conservatives work deal with Bloc, NDP on refugee reform
Posted June 10, 2010 - Parliamentarians on the immigration committee have negotiated all-party support for a bill that is substantially different than what was originally tabled this spring.


June 18: In My Shoes: A Play About Poverty
June 18, 2010 - In My Shoes shares the experiences and reflections of people living in poverty in Sault Ste. Marie, a community that was part of ISAC's Ending Poverty Project.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Liberal leader left out of refugee reform
Posted June 10, 2010 - A National Post columnist says that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is prepared to accept amendments from the Bloc Quebecois and the NDP in order to gain their support for legislation to reform the refugee system.
Article source National Post


How Lawyers Are Using Social Media for Real Results
Posted June 9, 2010 - An article in Mashable.com says that the unprecedented reach of social networks, Twitter, and blogs in particular, has been a career game-changer for many attorneys.


Legislation to crack down on crooked immigration consultants
Posted June 9, 2010 - The federal government has introduced legislation to crack down on crooked immigration consultants who exploit prospective immigrants.
Article source Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


Manitoba looks at debit cards for social assistance recipients
Posted June 8, 2010 - The Globe and Mail reports that the Manitoba government is looking at giving social assistance recipients debit cards to avoid the stigma, fees, and hurdles that can come with cashing monthly cheques.
Article source The Globe and Mail


June 10: Register now for CLEONet's webinar on Advance Care Planning
June 10, 2010 - This webinar presents a review of issues related to advance care planning.
Article source CLEONet


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