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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Ontario government rapped for not dealing with legal aid boycott
Posted August 7, 2009 - A Toronto Star opinion piece deplores the fact that so little has been done to end a legal aid boycott that threatens to undermine the province's justice system.
Article source Toronto Star


Researcher seeking injured or ill workers on private long-term insurance
Posted August 6, 2009 - A York University researcher wishes to interview workers who are ill or injured and who have access to long-term disability insurance from private insurance providers.
Article source York University


Guest worker program has led to human rights, immigration, job market concerns
Posted August 5, 2009 - In an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, Carol Goar says that it's time to rethink the guest worker program, which has created a distorted job market, raised human rights concerns, and adversely affected immigration.
Article source Toronto Star


Government warned 'neglect' of legal aid will irreversibly damage justice system
Posted August 4, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports that a former Superior Court judge known for his law-and-order tendencies has blasted the Ontario government for its continuing "neglect" of the province's legal aid plan.
Article source Toronto Star


Video shows how income gap growing between the rich and the rest
Posted August 4, 2009 - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a video about how the income gap between the rich and the rest of Canadians has grown in recent years.
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


Refugee advocates ask allies to campaign against recent policy changes
Posted July 28, 2009 - The Canadian Council for Refugees has called for action among community groups to help counteract recent policy changes they see as attacks on refugees.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Canada removes exemption related to Safe Third Country Agreement
Posted July 24, 2009 - Citizenship and Immigration Canada has eliminated the exemption for moratorium country nationals under the Safe Third Country Agreement.
Article source Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


Immigration changes against Canada's interests, say refugee organizations
Posted July 24, 2009 - The lifting of the moratoria on removals to Burundi, Rwanda, and Liberia is part of a policy that is bad for the people affected but bad for Canada as well, say three organizations advocating for refugees.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Advocates urge participation in consultation on temporary foreign worker and caregiver legislation
Posted July 22, 2009 - The provincial government has begun consulting with the public on a new law to protect caregivers and temporary foreign workers, and advocates are urging other community organizations to get involved.
Article source Parkdale Community Legal Services


Advocates say rent control, better planning should be part of housing strategy
Posted July 21, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports that the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and other tenant advocates are calling for restored rent control on vacant units, better planning to speed up creation of affordable housing, and other measures to be part of the province's housing strategy.
Article source Toronto Star


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