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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Annual report shows office delivers 'big value on small budget,' Ombudsman says
Posted June 26, 2009 - Ombudsman Ontario reports on the office's achievements, including the probe of the Special Investigations Unit and inquiries that improved newborn screening, the province's lotteries, and the property assessment system.
Article source Ombudsman Ontario


Coordinator available to help prepare workshops on handbook about woman abuse
Posted June 26, 2009 - CLEO is making a coordinator available to help organizations prepare workshops meant to familiarize their staff with CLEO's Legal Rights Handbook, Do you know a woman who is being abused? The workshops will be designed to use CLEO's new publication, Facilitator's Guide: Introducing front line workers to CLEO's legal rights handbook.
Article source CLEO


Migrant families argue immigration fee discriminates against impoverished refugee claimants
Posted June 26, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports that three migrant families have argued in federal court that the $550 fee for humanitarian and compassionate applications infringes on their constitutional and charter rights.
Article source Toronto Star


Social assistance ripe for overhaul, forum participants hear
Posted June 26, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports on a forum on social assistance review that heard that current welfare rules penalize and punish recipients and need to be overhauled.
Article source Toronto Star


Adjudication boards show increasing commitment to human rights
Posted June 24, 2009 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission reports that recent settlements of complaints with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing show an emerging commitment to human rights.
Article source Ontario Human Rights Commission


In a safe haven, refugees still feel need to remain unknown
Posted June 24, 2009 - In an article to mark World Refugee Day, the Toronto Star reports that refugees who have fled to Canada from violence in their homelands depend on remaining anonymous for their security.
Article source Toronto Star


Web site to feature news, information about Social Assistance Review
Posted June 24, 2009 - The Income Security and Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has launched a web site that will feature updates on the Social Assistance Review, promised by the Ontario government when the Poverty Reduction Strategy was announced.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Online 'hub' carries information and news about province-wide housing consultation
Posted June 23, 2009 - The Wellesley Institute and the Housing Network of Ontario have created a web site, stableandaffordable.com, that is regularly updated with the latest news about housing and the Ontario government's province-wide consultation on housing.
Article source Housing Network of Ontario (HNO)


Aboriginal organizations to receive grants to support crime victims
Posted June 22, 2009 - The provincial government has announced that a total of $2 million in one-time funding will be awarded to 21 Aboriginal organizations through the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program for local projects that improve services, support, and resources for victims of crime.
Article source Government of Ontario


Child benefit won't deliver promised funds for poorest kids, say advocates
Posted June 22, 2009 - Anti-poverty advocates say the Ontario government has reneged on a promise to distribute at least $50 a month to the province's poorest children through the Ontario Child Benefit, according to the Toronto Star.
Article source Toronto Star


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