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Kitchener bylaw violates rights of poor and disabled, municipal board says
Posted January 18, 2010 - A Kitchener bylaw that aims to clean up a downtown neighbourhood violates the rights of poor and disabled people and must be changed, says a provincial tribunal.
Article source The Record.com


Legal Aid Ontario - Transforming client service delivery in North York
Posted January 18, 2010 - By streamlining administration and increasing front line client services, Legal Aid Ontario is changing the way it delivers its services in North York to make help and information more easily available for low-income Ontarians.
Article source Legal Aid Ontario


Legal Aid Ontario transforming services in Sarnia, Chatham and Windsor
Posted January 18, 2010 - Legal Aid Ontario is changing the way it delivers services to the communities in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor-Essex, making greater use of technology, streamlining administration, and increasing frontline client services.
Article source Legal Aid Ontario


Shakeup coming to Legal Aid in Sarnia
Posted January 18, 2010 - Legal Aid Ontario, which administers the provincially-funded legal aid system in Ontario, said last week it is "transforming" services in Sarnia.
Article source The Observer (Sarnia)


Ontario Human Rights Code Cards now available for download
Posted January 14, 2010 - These cards are meant to be printed and posted in workplaces to let clients, co-workers, and volunteers know that the organization where they are posted supports human rights for all Ontarians.
Article source Ontario Human Rights Commission


Legal workers speak out about Toronto Community Housing eviction practices
Posted January 13, 2010 - A Toronto Star columnist talks to community legal clinic workers who deal with the arrears and eviction cases of tenants at Toronto Community Housing.
Article source Toronto Star


Bay Street law firm extends helping hand to high-risk neighbourhood
Posted January 11, 2010 - A project operating through an innovative outreach centre called the East Scarborough Storefront in Toronto connects lawyers from Heenan Blaikie with locals who are left in limbo by the province's embattled legal-aid system.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Does Facebook page break the law?
Posted January 11, 2010 - As mourners for the 2-year-old Oshawa boy slain in a basement apartment post condolences on a Facebook page, they could be breaking a court-ordered publication ban: neither the victim nor the accused, the mother's 26-year-old boyfriend, can be publicly identified.
Article source Toronto Star


Law for disabled was overdue
Posted January 7, 2010 - The law that became effective on January 1 requiring Ontario's public institutions to provide services that take into account the needs and requirements of people with disabilities was long overdue, says this editorial.


Canadian Council for Refugees digest reviews concerns in 2009
Posted January 6, 2010 - This end-of-year digest gives an overview of how the Canadian federal government has addressed refugee and immigration issues in 2009 from the perspective of the Canadian Council for Refugees.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


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