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Working-poor migrants experience growing violence and exploitation
Posted November 27, 2009 - In a panel discussion recorded on April 30, 2009, speakers at a public action in support of racialized working-poor migrant communities denounced recent raids that have taken place against poor immigrant workers.
Article source Rabble.ca


Campaign 2000 launches 2009 Report Card on child and family poverty in Ontario
Posted November 25, 2009 - Marking the 20th anniversary of the unanimous House of Commons all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada, Campaign 2000 released report cards for seven Canadian provinces, including Ontario.
Article source Campaign 2000


Housing first for mentally ill homeless
Posted November 25, 2009 - More than 1,300 homeless people across Canada will be provided housing as part of a massive four-year project to study the link between mental health and homelessness.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Montreal woman loses disability benefits for depression after Facebook pics show her having fun
Posted November 25, 2009 - A Quebec woman on leave from her job at IBM found her benefits were suddenly cut off at the end of October. When she called to inquire with Manulife, her insurance company, she was told they established she was ready to go back to work based on photos they saw on Facebook.
Article source The Gazette


Nanny wins landmark suit against recruiter
Posted November 25, 2009 - A foreign caregiver brought to Canada with a job offer from a "ghost employer" has been awarded $10,000 in damages in what is believed to be the first court victory against a nanny recruiter.
Article source Toronto Star


Help write the story of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Posted November 23, 2009 - This is an invitation to participate in a roundtable discussion in Toronto on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 7 - 9 p.m., as part of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' content and story-gathering tour across Canada.
Article source Canadian Museum for Human Rights


If I'd Only Known project helps newcomers avoid violence and abuse
Posted November 23, 2009 - Family Service Toronto, with funding support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is launching a unique project that uses the first-hand experiences and voices of newcomers who have been involved in situations of abuse, to educate new immigrants about their rights and responsibilities under Canadian law with regard to violence.
Article source Family Service Toronto (FST)


ISPs to monitor child porn under proposed bill
Posted November 23, 2009 - The federal Conservative government plans to introduce new legislation this week requiring internet service providers to take a more active role in reporting child pornography to police, CBC News has learned.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Rally and public forum for injured workers
Posted November 23, 2009 - Events to publicize the situation of injured workers in Ontario will be held on Friday, December 4. There will be a rally in Toronto with the theme "Justice Not Poverty for Injured Workers." A public forum on the consequences of work injuries will be held in Thunder Bay.
Article source Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups


When can counsel withdraw from a case?
Posted November 23, 2009 - In a Law Times article, a federal Crown attorney says that if the Supreme Court of Canada decides to limit the authority of judges to prohibit lawyers from walking away from trials, oversight of the withdrawal process will disappear.
Article source Law Times


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