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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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French Legal Advice Line for Residents of Northern Ontario and parts of Central Ontario
Posted April 1, 2010 - The Sudbury Community Legal Clinic is now providing a toll-free telephone advice service to low income Franco-Ontarians residing in northern Ontario and parts of central Ontario.
Article source Sudbury Community Legal Clinic


New and Revised CLEO Publications
Posted April 1, 2010 - CLEO is pleased to announce that the following publications are now available on our web site to view and print. They can also be ordered through our online order forms.
Article source CLEO


A reason to celebrate: The lowest paid in Ontario just got a raise
Posted March 31, 2010 - A Globe and Mail article reports on the raise in Ontario's minimum wage to $10.25 an hour.
Article source The Globe and Mail


New law affects live-in caregivers
Posted March 31, 2010 - Settlement.org has information in English, Hindi, Pilipino (Tagalog), and Spanish, about the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), which came into force on March 22, 2010.
Article source Settlement.Org


The Canadian Human Rights Act and You
Posted March 31, 2010 - An article on the Assembly of First Nations web site explains that with the passage of Bill C-21, the Canadian Human Rights Act now applies to decisions or actions taken by First Nations governments.


Where's poverty reduction?
Posted March 31, 2010 - This Windsor Star article says it's hard to find evidence of the Ontario government's commitment to poverty reduction with hundreds of thousands of Ontarians out of work.
Article source Windsor Star


BC government to cut $25m from income assistance
Posted March 30, 2010 - The British Columbia government will cut $25 million from the social assistance budget, including medical supplies necessary for everyday living, reports the Vancouver Sun.
Article source Vancouver Sun


Forum focuses on South Asian family violence
Posted March 30, 2010 - The Toronto Observer reports on the recent CBC's Turning Point town hall discussion, which addressed domestic violence within the GTA's South Asian communities.
Article source The Toronto Observer


Ombudsman releases special report urging federal government to strengthen victims' rights
Posted March 30, 2010 - The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) has released its report, "Toward a Greater Respect for Victims in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act," urging the Government of Canada to provide victims of crime with enhanced and legislated rights.
Article source Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime


Proposed Refugee Reform Undermines Fairness to Refugees
Posted March 30, 2010 - The Canadian Council for Refugees has raised some serious concerns with certain aspects of the refugee reform announced today by the government.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


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