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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Critics denounce injured worker retraining program
Posted January 30, 2009 - This article wraps up a Toronto Star investigation, which showed the Labour Market Re-entry program, run by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, to be costly and ineffective.
Article source Toronto Star


Report released on access to justice by linguistic minorities and rural residents
Posted January 28, 2009 - The Law Foundation of Ontario has released a report on access to justice for linguistic minorities and residents of rural and remote parts of the province.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


The Law Foundation of Ontario announces new chair
Posted January 28, 2009 - Mark J. Sandler assumed his new role as chair of The Law Foundation of Ontario on January 5, taking over the position from Larry Banack.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


Article summarizes Bill 133's changes to restraining order legislation
Posted January 27, 2009 - Springtide Resources has released a summary of Ontario Bill 133, which, if passed, will enact major changes to restraining order legislation and other areas of family law.
Article source Springtide Resources


Law Commission project on law's effects on older persons releases initial results
Posted January 23, 2009 - The Law Commission of Ontario has released the results of its public consultation into the law as it affects older persons, completing the first stage of a multi-stage project expected to result in the development of a new approach to this area of the law.
Article source Law Commission of Ontario


Law Society and partners study how to better meet legal needs of low and middle-income Ontarians
Posted January 21, 2009 - The Law Society of Upper Canada, Pro Bono Law Ontario, and Legal Aid Ontario are embarking on the Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project to better understand the legal needs of low and middle-income Ontarians and determine how the legal community can better meet those needs.
Article source Law Society of Upper Canada


Registered Disability Savings Program deadline extension good news for people with disabilities
Posted January 21, 2009 - A Toronto Star article says that the extension of the application period for 2008 Registered Disability Savings Program grants and bonds may be a sign that federal and provincial governments are finally cooperating to help families with disabilities.
Article source Toronto Star


Critics say SCAN will allow evictions without proper hearing
Posted January 19, 2009 - Tenant advocates have prepared a brochure and FAQ sheets about Bill 106, the Safer Communities and Neighborhoods Act (SCAN), which they say would allow evictions in Ontario without due process if passed.
Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)


New web site promotes dialogue between people with disabilities and broader community
Posted January 19, 2009 - The Canadian Abilities Foundation has announced the launch of its new web site, where people with disabilities and the broader community can discuss issues of importance to all.
Article source Canadian Abilities Foundation


Adoptees and kids born abroad lose out in new immigration rules
Posted January 16, 2009 - An Ottawa Citizen article reports that critics are objecting to proposed immigration rules meant to protect Canadian citizenship, but which they say will discriminate against children born or adopted overseas.
Article source Ottawa Citizen


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