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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Report Highlights Urgent Affordable Housing Need
Posted May 31, 2010 - A report authored by housing organizations analyzes 22 separate housing markets across Ontario and highlights the urgent need for more affordable rental housing.


Fair Change community legal representatives give legal advice, help fight tickets
Posted May 27, 2010 - Fair Change community legal representatives can help find out what tickets are in the system and help fight them. They can also give legal advice and referrals by phone or email.


June 11-12: 2nd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights
June 11, 2010 to June 12, 2010 - The aim of the symposium is to stimulate dialogue and knowledge exchange between researchers, policy-makers, service providers, legal professionals, community organizations, and people living with HIV.
Article source Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network


New French-Language Website for Ontario's Francophone Settlement Sector: Ensemble pour l'établissement
Posted May 27, 2010 - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has announced the launch of Ensemble pour l'établissement, a new French-language website for Ontario's francophone settlement sector.
Article source Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


Tell your story about the benefit you've had from being on Special Diet
Posted May 27, 2010 - 25 in 5 is inviting people who are on Special Diet to tell their story about the benefit they've had from being on Special Diet and what impact it will have if they lose it.
Article source 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction


UN critical of Canadian refugee plan
Posted May 27, 2010 - The United Nations' refugee agency has turned thumbs down on the Conservative government's controversial proposal to deny refugee claimants from "safe" countries the right to appeal if their applications are rejected, according to the Montreal Gazette.


Charter challenge aims to force governments to create public housing
Posted May 26, 2010 - The Globe and Mail says a coalition of social welfare groups is launching a Charter of Rights challenge to compel governments to provide affordable housing for those who are homeless or impoverished by housing costs.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Domestic violence law a step closer
Posted May 26, 2010 - A private member's bill that would allow women and children fleeing domestic violence to get out of apartment leases more quickly and inexpensively has passed second reading in the Ontario legislature, according to the Toronto Sun.
Article source Toronto Sun


Amnesty International presents concerns about Bill C-11
Posted May 25, 2010 - Amnesty International's concerns about Bill C-11 include the "designated country" list, timelines, and changes to the humanitarian and compassionate applications.
Article source Amnesty International


Report highlights need for public legal education
Posted May 25, 2010 - 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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