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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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New E-zine launched for young Palestinian women
Posted October 6, 2009 - The Young Women's Program at Springtide Resources has produced the first edition of Jasmin Magazine, an online magazine produced by and for young Palestinian women.
Article source Springtide Resources


Hundreds of refugee children arrive alone in Canada
Posted October 2, 2009 - An article in Chatelaine magazine talks about the hundreds of children from the developing world who arrive alone at Canadian airports every year and asks who is protecting these fragile refugees.
Article source Chatelaine


Law Commission of Ontario begins family justice consultations
Posted October 1, 2009 - The Law Commission invites professionals, community groups, and members of the public to share experiences as users of the family justice system and as providers of family law services.
Article source Law Commission of Ontario


The Law Foundation of Ontario announces Community Leadership in Justice Fellows
Posted October 1, 2009 - The Law Foundation of Ontario has announced that Richard Elliott of Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Michael Janigan of Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and Allan McChesney of Reach Canada are the Community Leadership in Justice Fellows for 2009/2010.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


Hamilton's community legal clinics to amalgamate
Posted September 28, 2009 - Hamilton's three community legal clinics have announced their intention to amalgamate. Board members and staff believe this move will enable them to serve more low-income people in the Hamilton community.
Article source Hamilton's Community Legal Clinics


Legal Aid Ontario responds to Globe and Mail article
Posted September 28, 2009 - In a letter to the editor, Legal Aid Ontario writes that it would like to correct the misinformation in an article that appeared in the Globe and Mail on September 25, 2009.
Article source Legal Aid Ontario


Officials slam political meddling at Legal Aid Ontario
Posted September 28, 2009 - Forty years after the Ontario legal-aid program was created to provide legal help to the needy, its ability to operate free of political interference is steadily eroding, according to highly placed former and current senior officials at Legal Aid Ontario.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Double kids, double EI?
Posted September 23, 2009 - Recent landmark ruling awards EI benefits to both parents of twin daughters in Ottawa.
Article source Toronto Star


New blog launched on women, equality, law, and policy
Posted September 23, 2009 - Pamela Cross, feminist lawyer, advocate, and activist for women's equality, has started a blog that she describes as "a space for intelligent discussion and debate about women, equality, law and policy in Canada".
Article source Pamela Cross


Participants needed for study on woman abuse and experiences in family court
Posted September 23, 2009 - A researcher is looking for participants for a study about women who have been abused in intimate relationships and their experiences as litigants in family court.
Article source York University


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