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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Facebook discovery: Is civil litigation in uncharted waters?
Posted March 16, 2010 - With the use of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter increasing, the legal risks and rewards of using the information on those sites appear to be growing as well.
Article source Law Times


Feedback sought on Gladue rights booklet and poster
Posted March 16, 2010 - CLEO and the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres have created an online survey to collect feedback on the booklet and poster entitled Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime?
Article source CLEO


Courts seeing more financial abuse of seniors by family members
Posted March 15, 2010 - A news article describes how courts are losing patience with children who seem more concerned about cashing in than caring for their ailing parents.
Article source Toronto Star


March 22: Register now for CLEONet's Webinar on Motor Vehicle Repairs
March 22, 2010 - This webinar looks at estimates for motor vehicle repairs, warranties, what to do when facing an unsatisfactory repair job or unexpected repair bill, and protections for consumers.


Special Diet Allowance recipients fear the program could be reduced or cut from budget
Posted March 15, 2010 - A news item says recipients of social assistance whose health is dependent on the Special Diet Allowance are worried the program may be eliminated or drastically reduced in the provincial budget expected later this month.
Article source Toronto Star


Thousands could be added to Indian Registry
Posted March 15, 2010 - The NDP argues that while the federal government has introduced legislation to extend formal Indian status to the grandchildren of aboriginal women who married non-natives, it hasn't committed new funds to meet the financial impact the change will have on band councils, according to a Sault Star article.


May 13-14: Symposium on Justice Education in Schools
May 13, 2010 to May 14, 2010 - This symposium will focus on international and local developments in justice education, including strategies, ideas, and partnerships that promote education about the justice system and that reach out to communities.
Article source Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)


Action urged on Bill 106, Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act
Posted March 11, 2010 - Housing advocates are urging action on the revival of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, which they fear will threaten tenant rights, strengthen discriminatory NIMBYism and fail to address community safety concerns.
Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)


April 28: Day of Mourning for Injured, Killed, or Sick Workers
April 28, 2010 - Events across the province will mark the Day of Mourning for workers who who have been injured or killed on the job or who have died as a result of workplace disease.
Article source Workers Health and Safety Centre


ARCH Winter 2010 newsletter now available
Posted March 10, 2010 - Topics in the ARCH Disability Law Centre Winter 2010 issue include accessibility of administrative tribunals, improving accessibility in federal and provincial elections, and consultations on Ontario's Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.
Article source ARCH Disability Law Centre


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