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News & Events

Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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File a tax return, raise your income
Posted February 22, 2010 - A Toronto Star article reports that many residents of Canada are missing out on child benefits, sales tax, and other benefits because they don't know they must report their income annually to qualify.
Article source Toronto Star


Major change in Ontario family law beginning March 2010
Posted February 22, 2010 - A news article reports on upcoming changes to Ontario's family laws that will address family court delays, custody, and division of property.


Legal aid facing 'troubling' cuts
Posted February 19, 2010 - Community legal clinics say they fear that cuts being made by Legal Aid Ontario to the clinic resource office will curb their ability to serve clients living in poverty.
Article source Toronto Star


April 29: Western Northumberland Information Fair
April 29, 2010 - This fair features information about community services including financial, legal, and health supports.
Article source Northumberland Community Legal Centre


CLEONet Project Assistant Job Posting
Posted February 17, 2010 - CLEO is looking for an experienced and energetic part-time project assistant to help manage the CLEONet web site and provide community outreach including social networking on behalf of the project.
Article source CLEO


Construction of first Francophone women's shelter in Toronto announced
Posted February 17, 2010 - The Government of Ontario has announced that it will construct a new 20-bed shelter, which will be the first in Toronto for francophone women and their children fleeing domestic violence.
Article source Government of Ontario


New video talks about challenges that refugees face
Posted February 17, 2010 - A new video on YouTube talks about the challenges refugees face, from fleeing from an oppressive country to finally relocating in a new country.


Racist taunts cost boss $25,000
Posted February 17, 2010 - A Toronto Star article reports that a woman was awarded $25,000 for discrimination and $6,750 for lost wages by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, who ordered her former employer to pay her the money after using racist language and firing her.
Article source Toronto Star


Webinar on Workplace Violence: Prevention and Response
February 25, 2010 - This webinar, hosted by the Crisis Prevention Institute, is on Bill 168 which goes into effect June 15 and represents a significant change in how, and to what extent, both workplace violence and harassment are regulated in Ontario workplaces.
Article source Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)


Canadian aid groups told to keep quiet on policy issues
Posted February 16, 2010 - According to a Globe and Mail article, non-governmental organizations say they're receiving veiled warnings about positions that clash with Ottawa's.


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