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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Community legal clinics to bring charter challenge to the Minimum Necessary Income Requirement
Posted October 15, 2009 - Do you have clients who are not able to sponsor their family members to Canada because their income is too low? A group of lawyers and community legal clinics are working together to bring a challenge to the income requirement and they need your help.
Article source Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic


Web page raises awareness of Canada's shift to temporary migration
Posted October 13, 2009 - The Canadian Council for Refugees has developed a public information pamphlet and a collection of materials on issues related to temporary foreign workers.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Ontario government moves forward on legal aid transformation
Posted October 9, 2009 - The Ontario government has asked Justice Sidney Linden to sit on the five legal aid advisory groups looking at how best to use the recently announced increased funding for legal aid.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


'Do the Math' campaign calls for overhaul to Ontario's social assistance system
Posted October 9, 2009 - More than 1,700 people completed the web-based budgeting tool "Do the Math" and results show that even the most frugal estimates of what a person on social assistance needs to survive fall far short of what recipients of Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program actually get.
Article source The Stop Community Food Centre


CLEO launches ESL resources
Posted October 8, 2009 - CLEO has developed English as a Second Language resources to help newcomers learn more about their legal rights and responsibilities, and to learn about where and how to access legal help as they develop language skills.
Article source CLEO


Law Foundation announces new funding opportunity for legal and community organizations
Posted October 8, 2009 - The Law Foundation of Ontario invites legal or community organizations to apply for funding through the "Connecting Region" initiative. The deadline for applications is January 22, 2010.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


Campaign aims to gather stories from ODSP recipients
Posted October 7, 2009 - The ODSP Action Coalition is collecting personal stories from people about the challenges of living on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in order to raise awareness and lobby elected officials to improve the ODSP system.
Article source ODSP Action Coalition


New policy shows how to provide human rights in rental housing
Posted October 7, 2009 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released new guidelines to help provide equal access to rental housing for all Ontarians.
Article source Ontario Human Rights Commission


Canadian Council for Refugees launches handbook on gender issues
Posted October 6, 2009 - Pathways to Gender Justice was developed to help settlement organizations apply a gender-based approach to their work. It describes how to use gender-analysis in areas such as governance, management, and direct services.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Insurance company uses Facebook photos against woman seeking damages
Posted October 6, 2009 - The Vancouver Sun reports on the use of information on social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, in legal proceedings and criminal investigations.
Article source Vancouver Sun


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