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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Hudak plan may spark vigilantism, group says
Posted September 12, 2011 - The John Howard Society, an organization that helps rehabilitate convicted criminals, warns that PC leader Tim Hudak's plan to publish the names and addresses of sex offenders could lead to vigilantism.
Article source Ottawa Citizen


Internships and the Law: What You Need to Know
Posted September 12, 2011 - Interns are usually characterized as persons receiving training, but they might be perceived as employees by a court if a dispute is raised between the intern and the employer, and that would have dire repercussions for the employer.
Article source Charity Village


Schools must report relationship violence to police, new rules state
Posted September 12, 2011 - An agreement between Toronto public, Catholic, and two French language boards that outlines how safety issues are handled now calls for the inclusion of more incidents, such as "relationship-based violence," that schools must report to police.
Article source Toronto Star


The Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities
Posted September 12, 2011 - Persons with disabilities make up 14.3 per cent of the Canadian population, but they continue to experience significant and wide-ranging disadvantage when compared to their non-disabled peers. The Law Commission of Ontario is soliciting feedback on its Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities Consultation Paper.


Bridging language and distance for greater access to justice
Posted September 9, 2011 - An article in the Ontario Lawyers Gazette describes the CLEO project Connecting Communities, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, which is addressing the barriers faced by people who do not speak English or French or who live in rural or remote communities when they need legal services or information.
Article source Ontario Lawyers Gazette


Province denies special diet help
Posted September 8, 2011 - The Ministry of Community and Social Services has decided - against the recommendations of its own panel of health professionals - that some people who have muscular dystrophy and weight-loss issues will no longer receive the special diet allowance.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services


Reminder! Common Experience Payment deadline is September 19, 2011
Posted September 8, 2011 - Indian residential school survivors who want to apply for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) need to do so by September 19, 2011.
Article source Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia


Reporting a workplace accident
Posted September 8, 2011 - This article from Mississauga Community Legal Services explains what you should do if you get injured at work.
Article source Mississauga Community Legal Services


September 12: Talk on Newcomers' Experience of the Justice System
September 12, 2011 - "Social Exclusion and the Law" is a talk examining the challenges and barriers to accessing the justice system for newcomer women.
Article source povnet.org


Sexual talk can bring workers down
Posted September 8, 2011 - A study reports that even men and women who say they enjoy the sparks and sexy behaviour at work experienced negative effects on their work and psychological well-being.
Article source Ottawa Citizen


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