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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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10 ways to prevent elder financial abuse
Posted April 12, 2010 - In her blog about Estate Planning, lawyer Lynne Butler describes ten steps seniors can take to prevent and stop financial abuse.
Article source 211Toronto.ca


Shared Accommodation in Downtown Toronto: A New Approach to an Old Problem
Posted April 12, 2010 - The Wellesley Institute has released a research report that examines the possibilities for improving the liveability of rooming houses, using supports provided by existing social service agencies and other community organizations.
Article source The Wellesley Institute


There can be no matrimonial home without matrimony
Posted April 12, 2010 - According to an article in the Montreal Gazette, when a relationship fails, the law clearly differentiates between married and common law partners when it comes to divvying up assets . Basically, there can be no matrimonial home without matrimony.


Increased Aboriginal healing services now available in Northern Ontario
Posted April 8, 2010 - The provincial government announced yesterday that First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis victims of crime throughout Moosonee, Moose Factory, and the James Bay area now have access to increased healing services in their community.


April 8: Refugee Reform: Implications for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
This is a panel discussion on reform in the refugee claim system and its potential effects on refugees and asylum seekers.


Catholic church reluctant to release residential schools records
Posted April 7, 2010 - According to a Globe and Mail article, the Roman Catholic Church is balking at the release of Indian residential school documents that name individual church members, citing privacy laws.
Article source The Globe and Mail


April 28: Register for CLEONet's webinar on Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
April 28, 2010 - This webinar is an overview of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board process, including who is eligible, how to apply, common myths, timelines, the hearing process, offender notification, award amounts, and reasons to apply.
Article source CLEONet


Environics releases Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study (UAPS)
Posted April 6, 2010 - The Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study set out to examine the attitudes of native Canadians who call the city home. A CBC article explores the findings with respect to issues of racism, education and the justice system.


Gap between minimum wage and social assistance rate same as in Depression era
Posted April 6, 2010 - With the recent increase in Ontario's minimum wage, the gap between the minimum wage and the welfare rate is as wide as it was during the Depression.


Refugees need time to cope with trauma
Posted April 6, 2010 - In a newspaper article, lawyer Heather Neufeld says if it can take weeks or months for refugee clients to trust her enough to divulge the grisly details of beatings or torture. The new "fair and faster" refugee system may be too fast for some claimants.
Article source Edmonton Journal


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