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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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CLEO exploring the development of a centralized public legal information web site for Ontario
Posted June 22, 2009 - CLEO is in the planning phase to develop, in partnership with key organizations, a centralized public legal information web site for Ontario.
Article source CLEO


Woman Abuse Council seeking survivors, supporters for Latin American advisory committee
Posted June 22, 2009 - The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto wishes to set up an advisory council that will develop a citywide campaign to promote safety among women and their families in the Latin-American/Hispanic community.
Article source Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WACT)


Workers lose termination and severance pay battle
Posted June 22, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports that former employees of an electroplating company that went bankrupt have been denied termination and severance pay by an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling.
Article source Toronto Star


Boycott in northwestern Ontario leaves First Nations communities without lawyers
Posted June 19, 2009 - A Toronto Star article reports that with the legal aid boycott spreading to Thunder Bay, aboriginal people charged with serious offences in northwestern Ontario may have to stand trial without a lawyer.
Article source Toronto Star


Events in cities across Ontario and Canada to observe World Refugee Day
Posted June 19, 2009 - World Refugee Day, Saturday, June 20, will be observed in activities across the Canada and Ontario with the theme "Real People, Real Needs," focusing on the unmet needs of people throughout the world who have been uprooted by conflict and persecution.
Article source UNHCR Canada


Tenant association calls on government to legislate rent freeze
Posted June 19, 2009 - As the Ontario Government announces the 2010 rent increase guideline as 2.1 per cent, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations says that rents should be frozen or lowered in these tough economic times.
Article source Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations


CLEONet seeks partners in delivering legal workshops online
Posted June 16, 2009 - CLEONet is partnering with community organizations to deliver legal information webinars.
Article source CLEO


Mistakes on immigration documents a growing concern
Posted June 15, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports that mistakes on immigration documents introduced by front-line Citizenship and Immigration Canada employees have become, in the words of one official, "a frustrating waste of time and a terrible duplication of effort."
Article source Toronto Star


Study to look at survivors of mental illness who risk deportation because of crime
Posted June 15, 2009 - The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) is requesting information from people and agencies that work with clients living with mental illness who are at risk of deportation because of confrontations with the criminal justice system. The intention of the SSO is to use the results of the study to work with other stakeholders in addressing this issue.
Article source Schizophrenia Society of Ontario


Trial lawyers' association backing legal aid boycott
Posted June 15, 2009 - The Toronto Star reports that The Advocates' Society, an influential trial lawyers' association, believes a raise in legal aid rates will attract experienced lawyers and improve the efficiency of the system.
Article source Toronto Star


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